April is National Poetry Month!
What poem provided the title for E. M. Forster’s novel Where Angels Fear to Tread and the phrase in the Elvis Presley song, “Fools rush in?”*
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*Hint: This is the trivia question for January 20.
Today we celebrate the birth of George Gordon Noel Byron, more familiarly known as Lord Byron, on January 22, 1788, in London. Lord Byron was “one of the highest-ranking English poets in the history of English letters.” In addition to “She Walks in Beauty” Byron is remembered today for his two most ambitious poems, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Don Juan. Byron died at the of 36 of fever on April 19, 1824, in Greece.
“George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824).” Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online (BSC Library database) (accessed January 22, 2018).
Lord Byron (engraving). Illustration. Britannica ImageQuest (BSC Library database), Encyclopædia Britannica, 6 Dec 2017. Accessed 22 Jan 2018.
Question for August 30, 2017
What actor, famous for playing the role of Aragorn in the film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings , is also a poet?
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