Today in History–February 27–the Library of Congress features poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on this date in 1807 in Portland, Maine. Longfellow was considered a “new poet” in his day and was very popular both in the United States and abroad. Learn more about this artist and scholar by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.
“The Village Blacksmith” handwritten poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & curator notes
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