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RIP Robert C. Byrd, Senator & poetry lover June 28, 2010: Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history and a great lover of poetry, died Monday at the age of 92. NPR reports. "Poetry, simply put, is beauty defined," Byrd said. Byrd could recite long passages of poems entirely by heart. He commemorated National Poetry Month in 2001 with Alfred Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar."
Learning Poems by Heart/Where to Start? May 26, 2010: Alison Flood wants to learn more poems by heart, but where should she start? My awe and envy of John Basinger, a man who has committed the whole of Paradise Lost to memory, makes me want to learn more poems. But where should I start?