Seeing the Power of Words In History and the Lives of Two Poets

The first copyrighted book in the U.S., the birthdays of W. B. Yeats and Frank X Walker

In his poem, “Little Gidding,” T.S. Eliot wrote, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” The sentiment fits this week’s Bidwell Hollow.

First, we’ll look at the history of American English in conjunction with the 230th anniversary of the first book copyrighted in the U.S. And we’ll recognize the …

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