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Today in labor history: Birth of poet Dylan Thomas

Some of Thomas's poems have entered the canon of poetry in the English language. His "Do not go gentle into that good night" has become almost a popular saying.

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For the W. Va. and Turkish Miners: Journal of Catherine Terry, 30 Nov. 1920

Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.

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Today in labor history: Poet Carl Sandburg is born

On January 6, 1878: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Today in labor history: Emma Lazarus born in 1849

Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.

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Today in labor history: People's poet Robert Burns is born

Along with memorable love poems - he was quite a ladies' man - Burns celebrated the lowly and downtrodden.

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For the Massey miners: Journal of Catherine Terry, 30 November 1920

As a memorial for the 25 miners who lost their lives this past week in Montcoal, W. Va., at the Massey Energy mine, this poem says more than 100 articles.