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The Writer’s Almanac for November 3, 2017: A November Sunrise

November 3, 2017: birthday: William Cullen Bryant

It’s the birthday of the poet, publisher, and lawyer William Cullen Bryant (books by this author), born in Cummington, Massachusetts (1794). Many of his early poems, including “Thanatopsis” and “To a Waterfowl,” were among his best known and written before he was 30 years old. He then had a happy life as a lawyer and newspaper editor in New York City.