Did you know Simon and Garfunkel's song "Richard Cory" is based on a poem with the same title written by the Maine poet Edwin Arlington Robinson?
The song was featured on the duo's 1966 album Sound of Silence, and the Pulitzer Price-winning poet published the poem in 1897.
To read critics' perspectives on the poem, click here.
- John C.L. Morgan
(Hat tip: Portland Monthly)