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July 23

On this day in 1846 Henry David Thoreau was sent to jail for the night for refusing to pay his poll tax to protest the Mexican-American War.

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What American poet stopped writing poetry in 1927, only 7 years after starting?

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John Crowe Ransom. According to his friend Robert Penn Warren, Ransom turned to him one day and said, "I'm gonna quit writing poetry."

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