Louis Untermeyer

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Birthday
1, 1885
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 18, 1977 (92)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1885
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 18, 1977 (92)

About

Prolific anthologist, 14th United States Poet Laureate, fiction writer, and essayist. His works include Modern American Poetry (anthology); The New Adam (poems); The Pursuit of Poetry (essays); and The Dog of Pompeii (stories).

Before Fame

His editorials in The Masses and other publications advocated American non-involvement in World War I.

Trivia

He was blacklisted in the 1950s for his leftist political views.

Family Life

He was married five times and had several children. He was twice married to and twice divorced from Jean Starr.

Associated With

He was a close friend and an early supporter of fellow poet Robert Frost.

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