Reed Whittemore

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Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Apr 6, 2012 (92)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Apr 6, 2012 (92)

About

Poet, author, academic, and two-time United States Poet Laureate who is famous for a 1974 poetry collection entitled The Mother's Breast and the Father's House. His other works include An American Takes a Walk (poems) and From Zero to Absolute (prose).

Before Fame

He founded a literary magazine called Furioso during his undergraduate years at Yale University.

Trivia

His Yale roommate, James Angleton, became an important counterintelligence official for the CIA.

Family Life

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and his family sent him to boarding school in Massachusetts.

Associated With

His work was praised by fellow poet X.J. Kennedy.