Louis O. Coxe

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Birthday
15, 1918
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
May 25, 1993 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1918
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
May 25, 1993 (75)

About

Lyric poet, dramatist, and literary critic known for such poetic works as The Middle Passage and The Last Hero and Other Poems. His plays include Birth of a State and Nikal Seyn & Decoration Day; his critical works focus on Edwin Arlington Robinson and Chaucer.

Before Fame

He attended Princeton University during the 1930s and went on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II.

Trivia

He headed the English department at Bowdoin College for many years.

Family Life

He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was married to Edith Winsor.

Associated With

He adapted Herman Melville's Billy Budd into a Broadway play.