Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I used to giggle at his name in high school...


Today is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's birthday. While I can't totally get into his work, it's awfully romantic, I can recognize that he really impacted modern poetry. In his honor, here is a great Dana Gioia essay on Longfellow. He sets the record straight.

1 Comment:

G said...

Me too - giggled at him. Called him Wordswords. I don't like him much, but thanks for the essay - I'll check it out.