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Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Feb 25, 2001 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Feb 25, 2001 (75)

About

Poet known for Sphere: The Form of a Motion, A Coast of Trees, and other nature-themed works. He was a two-time recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry.

Before Fame

After completing his World War II service in the U.S. Navy, he attended Wake Forest University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

His poetic works typically contain stanzas of two or three lines in length and numerous examples of enjambment.

Family Life

He was born in North Carolina, and he later settled in New York, where he taught at Cornell University for three decades. He married Phyllis Plumbo in 1949.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of T.S. Eliot.