James Hearst

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Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jul 27, 1983 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jul 27, 1983 (82)

About

American poet, philosopher and professor who was sometimes called the “Robert Frost of the Midwest.” He wrote ten volumes of poetry and two books of prose.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and volunteered for the U.S. Army.

Trivia

He dove into shallow water when he was 19 and fractured his spine, becoming permanently paralyzed.

Family Life

He married Meryl Norton Hearst and held classes in their basement.

Associated With

He is often compared to and was friendly with poet Robert Frost.