Madison Cawein

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Birthday
23, 1865
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Dec 8, 1914 (49)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1865
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Dec 8, 1914 (49)

About

American poet who is often compared to John Keats and is known for works such as The Garden of Dreams and Kentucky Poems. Over the course of his career, he published 1,500 poems and successfully earned a living as a poet.

Before Fame

He worked as a pool hall cashier following his high school graduation. He published his first poetry collection, Blooms of the Berry, in 1887.

Trivia

He published a poem entitled "Waste Land" before T.S. Eliot wrote his famous work of the same name.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky as the fifth child of Christina and William Cawein.

Associated With

His poetic style has been compared to that of Percy Bysshe Shelley.