Vachel Lindsay

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Birthday
10, 1879
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
Dec 5, 1931 (52)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1879
Birthplace
Springfield, IL
Death Date
Dec 5, 1931 (52)

About

American poet whose works include "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" and "The Eagle That is Forgotten." He is regarded as the father of "singing poetry" -- poetry written to be chanted.

Before Fame

After briefly studying medicine at Hiram College, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

Trivia

Both a poet and a musical performance artist, he earned the nickname of "Prairie Troubadour."

Family Life

He married and had two children with Elizabeth Connor, who was twenty years his junior.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of William Butler Yeats.