Wallace Stevens

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Birthday
2, 1879
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 2, 1955 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1879
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 2, 1955 (75)

About

Modernist poet known for such poetry collections as The Auroras of Autumn and Harmonium and for such individual poems as "The Emperor of Ice-Cream," "Anecdote of the Jar," and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955.

Before Fame

After taking classes at Harvard, he graduated from the New York Law School. He did not start publishing poetry until he was thirty-five years old.

Trivia

He once got into a fist fight with author Ernest Hemingway.

Family Life

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, he later settled in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Elsie Kachel in 1909.

Associated With

His poem "Dry Loaf" was featured in a song by Nick Cave.

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