Author Birthday

Happy Birthday to MLC author Alexander Trocchi!

By k.lamb on July 30, 2016

Happy Birthday, Alexander Trocchi!   Today–July 30th–marks the 1925 birthday of Scottish author, publisher, and activist Alexander Trocchi. He began writing poetry and prose in the late 1940’s, and by the early 1950’s was an established figure in the literary avant-garde. Trocchi...

Happy Birthday, David Wagoner!

By k.lamb on June 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to MLC author David Wagoner!   Today–June 5th–marks the 1926 birthday of celebrated poet, novelist, and playwright David Wagoner. Wagoner is the author of numerous poetry collections and novels, including Dry Sun, Dry Wind, In Broken Country, The Road to Many a Won...

Happy Birthday, Mona Van Duyn!

By k.lamb on May 9, 2016

Mona Van Duyn   May 9th marks the 1921 birthday of Mona Van Duyn, world renowned poet, academic, editor and founder of Perspective: A Quarterly of Literature and the Arts, and beloved patron of the arts. Van Duyn has won every major American award for poetry , including the National Book Awa...

Happy Birthday to MLC Author James Merrill!

By k.lamb on March 3, 2016

James Merrill’s Early Years   To commemorate the March 3, 1926 birthday of MLC author James Merrill, we present “Baby’s Own Book”: a regal silk-draped testament to the legacy he inherited. The son of wealthy Charles E. Merrill–founding partner of Merrill Lynch I...

Happy Birthday to MLC Author Howard Nemerov!

By k.lamb on February 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Howard Nemerov!   Born on a Leap Day–February 29, 1920–Howard Nemerov was destined to break the mold. His work was known for its unique mix of wit and playfulness framed within meticulous formalist structures.   Nemerov’s poem “Because You Asked A...