Henry Wadsworth Longfewllow was born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. He spent most of his youth in this quiet and charming town that inspired a number of his poems. When he was a young adolescent, he left for Bourdoin College, located about thirty miles from Portland. One of his classmates was Nathaniel Hawthorne, the future novelist who was to play a major role in the genesis of Evangeline.
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Author details, The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary