Robert Francis

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Birthday
12, 1901
Birthplace
Upland, PA
Death Date
Jul 13, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1901
Birthplace
Upland, PA
Death Date
Jul 13, 1987 (85)

About

American poet who became known for a 1960 collection entitled The Orb Weaver. His other works include Come Out Into the Sun and The Face Against the Glass.

Before Fame

He studied at Harvard University. He published his debut poetry collection, Stand Here With Me, in 1936.

Trivia

His verse frequently contains slant rhyme, puns, and repetition; he often wrote about baseball and nature.

Family Life

He lived the majority of his life in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1940, he built himself a home that he named Fort Juniper.

Associated With

He was mentored and inspired by the renowned poet Robert Frost. Francis' first collection, Stand Here With Me, clearly shows the influence of the elder poet.