Hart Crane

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Birthday
21, 1899
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 27, 1932 (32)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1899
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 27, 1932 (32)

About

American modernist and romantic poet known for White Buildings, The Bridge, and other complex works. His shorter pieces include "The River," "The Broken Tower," and "Repose of Rivers."

Before Fame

He was born in Ohio and dropped out of high school to move to New York City, where he worked for a time as a copywriter.

Trivia

He committed suicide by jumping off a steamship into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Family Life

He had a sexual relationship with a woman named Peggy Cowley that inspired his poem "The Broken Tower." The majority of his romantic relationships, however, were with men.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of T.S. Eliot, and he modeled his epic poem, "The Bridge," on Eliot's famous work, "The Waste Land."