Will Carleton

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Birthday
21, 1845
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 18, 1912 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1845
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 18, 1912 (67)

About

American poet whose rural-themed works include Over the Hill to the Poor House, Betsy and I Are Out, and Farm Ballads. He published his final poetic work, A Thousand Thoughts with Index of Subjects, in 1908.

Before Fame

He attended Hillsdale College and recited his poem, "Rifts in the Cloud," at his 1869 graduation ceremony.

Trivia

He worked as an editor for the Detroit Weekly Tribune during the 1870s.

Family Life

He married Anne Goodell in Boston in the late 1870s. The couple moved to New York City in 1882.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Walt Whitman.