Posted on 01/13/2022 at 01:59 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day in 1941, writer James Joyce passed away.

Not everyone has read him, but most of us would recognize him as the author of such critically acclaimed (though not always popularly acclaimed) books as A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.

To mark the 81st anniversary of his death, though, Literary Hub has called attention to Joyce's poems.

Specifically, the one that he wrote at age nine — and that his father proceeded to distribute, including sending a copy to the pope.

Unfortunately, Lit Hub notes, no copies survived, but Joyce's brother Stanislaus recalled a bit from the end, and the experience itself is memorialized in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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