Robert Peters

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Birthday
20, 1924
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 13, 2014 (89)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1924
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jun 13, 2014 (89)

About

American poet, author, scholar, literary critic, and actor who became known for a 1967 work entitled Songs for a Son. His other works include Bronchial Tangle and The Drowned Man to the Fish.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Wisconsin and traveled to England on a Fulbright Fellowship. Eventually, he earned a Ph.D. in Victorian literature.

Trivia

His live poetry readings sparked an acting career that eventually took him to theaters in Los Angeles and New York.

Family Life

He and his wife Jean had a son named Richard who died of meningitis. Later, following his divorce, Peters began a decades-long relationship with male poet Paul Trachtenberg.

Associated With

His personae poems were inspired by the work of Robert Browning.