Witter Bynner

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Birthday
10, 1881
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 1, 1968 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1881
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jun 1, 1968 (86)

About

American poet whose best-known works include The Jade Mountain and A Book of Love. He was an active member of the literary and artistic community in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Before Fame

Five years after graduating from Harvard University, he published his debut poetry collection, An Ode to Harvard. He subsequently worked as an editor for McClure's Magazine.

Trivia

He taught briefly at the University of California, Berkeley, but was fired when, during the Prohibition era, he served alcohol to his students.

Family Life

He was born in New York City and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was in a relationship with Robert Hunt for thirty years.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Aldous Huxley.

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