Poetry gives us the news we did not know we needed

The world’s first known author is widely considered to be Enheduanna, a woman who lived in the 23rd century BCE in ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 2285 – 2250 BCE). Enheduanna is a remarkable figure: an ancient “triple threat”, she was a princess and a priestess as well as a writer and poet.

Source: Hidden women of history: Enheduanna, princess, priestess and the world’s first known author

I learned this fact from today’s poem on Poetry Daily: “forget thee (excerpt)” by Ian Dreiblatt.

Michael E Brown @brownstudy