David H. Morton

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Birthday
21, 1886
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 13, 1957 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1886
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 13, 1957 (71)

About

American poet, journalist, and teacher who received the Golden Rose Award for a 1921 poetry collection entitled Ships in the Harbor. His other collections include Poems of a Lifetime and Poems: 1920-1945.

Before Fame

He attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to work for a decade for the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky.

Trivia

He was inspired by Maltese Falcon author Dashiell Hammett.

Family Life

He grew up in Elkton, Kentucky. He taught high school in New Jersey before accepting a faculty position at Amherst College (Massachusetts) in 1924.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as fellow American poet Joyce Kilmer.

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