Eli Siegel

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 8, 1978 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Nov 8, 1978 (76)

About

Poet who founded the Aesthetic Realism movement and is best known for a 1958 poetry collection entitled Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana. He also published such works of literary criticism as Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites? and Self and World: An Explanation of Aesthetic Realism.

Before Fame

He grew up in Baltimore in the late 1920s and lived most of his adult life in New York City.

Trivia

He wrote a two-word-long poem that was recognized as the shortest literary work in the English language.

Family Life

He married Martha Baird in September of 1848 in Scotland.

Associated With

He wrote James and the Children, a critical examination of Henry James' famous work The Turn of the Screw.