George Santayana was a Spanish-American poet, novelist and philosopher. He is considered one of the most influential thinkers of the early 20th century.
Juan de la Cruz (24 June 1542 – 14 December 1591), known as Saint John of the Cross, was a Spanish priest and poet. He is known for his three mystical poems.
Ford Madox Ford was an English author, poet, critic, and editor whose World War I horrific experiences influenced many of his novels including The Good Soldier
Frederic Prokosch was an American writer, known for his novels, poetry, & translations. He is mostly known for his novels The Asiatics and The Seven Who Fled.
T.S. Eliot loved Groucho Marx and even wrote him a fan letter and kept his picture on the wall. The two met for a disastrous dinner – Marx wanted to talk poetry, Eliot wanted to talk movies.
Today is the birthday of Caroline Gordon (6 October, 1895 – 11 April, 1981) an American award winning novelist.