Gertrude Stein‘s birthday falls in February. She’s credited with reinventing language, in a way, and with influencing a number of important writers. I’m airing tracks of her reading during the next few shows. You can listen to her anytime you want by pointing your browser to Penn Sound or to Ubuweb. Biographical and critical information is available at Ellensplace , at tenderbuttons , and Modern American Poetry, among other sites.