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Poem of the Day: ‘Fresh Spring the Herald’

Edmund Spenser, author of the allegorical Tudor-celebrating epic 'The Faerie Queene,' was also one of the early innovators of the sonnet form in English.

Edmund Spenser (detail), by William Blake, circa 1800-1803, tempera on canvas. Wikimedia Commons

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EDITED BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

Mr. Bottum is the author of eight books, including An Anxious Age and The Decline of the Novel. Director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University, he has written over 800 essays, poems, reviews, and short stories in publications from the Atlantic to the Washington Post. His poetry collections include The Fall & Other Poems and The Second Spring, and he has received a 2019 Christopher Medal for his poetry in the year’s best children’s book. He lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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