Randall Jarrell

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Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 14, 1965 (51)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1914
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 14, 1965 (51)

About

Eleventh United States Poet Laureate, novelist, and children's author whose works include Pictures from an Institution, The Animal Family, and The Lost World. Shortly after publishing The Woman at the Washington Zoo: Poems and Translations, he received the National Book Award.

Before Fame

He spent his youth playing tennis, starring in school plays, and writing satirical essays for his high school's literary publication.

Trivia

His first poetry collection, Blood for a Stranger, was published in 1942.

Family Life

He married Mary von Schrader, whom he met in 1952.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of Dylan Thomas.