Edgar Lee Masters

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Birthday
23, 1868
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Mar 5, 1950 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1868
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Mar 5, 1950 (81)

About

Author of Spoon River Anthology, a bestselling free-verse work. His numerous other poetry volumes and prose works include The Golden Fleece of California (poems); Skeeters Kirby (novel); and Lincoln: The Man (biography).

Before Fame

After sitting for the Illinois bar exam, he began his legal career in Chicago. He published his debut literary work, A Book of Verses, in 1898.

Trivia

He received the Mark Twain Silver Medal in 1936.

Family Life

He was born in Garnett, Kansas to a lawyer father. He died at the age of eighty-one in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

His Spoon River Anthology was adapted for radio and narrated by William Conrad.