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April 27, 2019

Fides, Spes

Willa Cather
"Fides, Spes" by Willa Cather

About This Poem


“Fides, Spes” was published in April Twilights (The Gorham Press, 1903).


Willa Cather was born on December 7, 1873. Best known for her fiction, her poetry collections include April Twilights and Other Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 1923). She died in New York City on April 24, 1947.


Poetry by Cather


April Twilights and Other Poems

(Everyman’s Library, 2013)

"Magdalen Walks" by Oscar Wilde


"Dandelions" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper


"Two Sewing" by Hazel Hall


April Guest Editor: Tracy K. Smith


Thanks to Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States and author of Wade in the Water (Graywolf Press, 2019), who curated Poem-a-Day for this month’s weekdays. Read a Q&A with Smith about her curatorial approach this month and find out more about our guest editors for the year.

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