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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

August 23rd, 2002

In 1868, American poet Edgar Lee Masters (Spoon River Anthology, 1915) is born in Garnett, Kansas.

masters.pngEdgar Lee Masters. b. August 23, 1869, d. 1950

Masters wrote verse all his life, publishing collections from 1898 until 1942, but he is remembered chiefly for his Spoon River Anthology of 1915, a wondrous collection of interconnected poems about a fictional town in western Illinois: timeless and beautiful.

Suggested Reading Poems Spoon River Anthology, 1915. Selected Poems, 1925. Illinois Poems, 1941.

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