Today would be Hart Crane’s 110th birthday. However, the American poet left this world at the young age of 32. One account of his death reads:
“Hart Crane was not yet thirty-three when he removed his topcoat and jumped over the rail of the Orizaba. It was just past noon, 250 miles north of Havana, and 10 miles east of the coast of Florida. ‘Man overboard,’ someone called and the Orizaba shut down its engines. For two hours the lifeboats circled in vain, then the ship resumed its voyage.” — The Lonesome Death of Hart Crane.