Scrabble Day: Tense, Tenuous, and Tender

Flowers For Socrates

On April 13, 1899Alfred Butts was born. He was an American architect, and the inventor of the board game Scrabble.

On April 13, 1947Rae Armantrout was born. She is an American poet, the winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award, and of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Versed.

Aside from sharing a birthday, you might think these two had little in common. But here’s a poem by Rae Armantrout which could help your Scrabble game:

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