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Last updated: Wednesday, June 19 2013 03:05 PM
Wednesday, June 19 2013 06:00 AM
Wednesday's Poem: "Distance and a Certain Light" by May Swenson, from The Library of America. Wednesday's Literary Notes: It's the birthday of short-story writer and memoirist Tobias Wolff, born in Birmingham, Alabama (1945). He joined the Army and served in Vietnam. When he returned to the United States, he supported himself with odd jobs. In 1976, the Atlantic Monthly accepted his story "Smokers," which was the first he ever submitted for publication. He went on to write several collections of short stories, but he's best known for This Boy's Life, (1989), a memoir about his childhood...