Robert Lowell

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Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 12, 1977 (60)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1917
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 12, 1977 (60)

About

Massachusetts-born poet known for Life Studies, The Dolphin, and other confessional works. He won both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award.

Before Fame

He was born into a prominent Boston family, and he attended Harvard College. He published his debut poetry volume, Land of Unlikeness, in 1944.

Trivia

He was appointed sixth Poet Laureate of the United States in 1947.

Family Life

He was married three times -- to Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Caroline Blackwood -- and had two children.

Associated With

He was influenced by the literary work of Allen Tate.

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