Theodore Roethke

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Birthday
25, 1908
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 1, 1963 (55)
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Birthday
25, 1908
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Aug 1, 1963 (55)

About

American poet and Pulitzer Prize recipient who is known for such collections as The Waking, The Far Field, and Words for the Wind. He was a two-time recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Michigan and at Harvard University.

Trivia

His name was given to an alley in the city of Seattle.

Family Life

He married Beatrice O'Connell, one of his former students.

Associated With

Fellow Poet Laureate James Dickey controversially lauded Roethke as the greatest American poet.

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