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The Flowery Rhymes of Charles Eugene Banks

It’s National Poetry Month and we can think of no better way to celebrate than to remind everyone that Davenport has been the home of quite a few nationally acclaimed poets in its time. Charles Eugene Banks (b. 1852 – … Continue reading

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The Spectra Hoax

Arthur Davison Ficke was born in Davenport in 1883, and although he studied law and went into business with his father, Charles August Ficke, he was a poet at heart, publishing his first two collections, From the Isles: A Series … Continue reading

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The Weekly Outlook: Poetry and Politics

The People…are reading what? The people are reading THE WEEKLY OUTLOOK why? …Because it is a cheerful prophet, and they are weary of gloom. Because it chronicles the good rather than the bad. Because it is one of the handsomest, … Continue reading

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