Today is the 131st birthday of one of my favorite poets, Guillaume Apollinaire. Apollinaire is famous for writing very surreal and symbolic poems, and he experimented a lot with how poetry looked on the page, sometimes shaping his poems into images reflecting the poem's title. I am a huge fan of his book Calligrammes, which deals heavily with World War. Today's Writer's Almanac features a short, interesting summary of his life. Happy birthday, Apollinaire!