A biography of edwin arlington robinson a poet

Robinson published twenty-eight books of poetry in his lifetime. He wrote his friend Harry Smith on June 21, Robinson had first met Emma Shepherd, the great love of his life, while taking dancing lessons inand in her he found a companion he could talk to and who encouraged his poetry. Though this biography is intended for children, adults will delight in this as well.

Despite an initial prejudice against a gathering of artists, Robinson discovered he could devote his full energies to writing and revising his poetry. After leaving Harvard, Robinson moved to New York City, and lived in Greenwich Village, in a house where many other artists and writers had once lived.

In he also published The Town down the River, which he dedicated to Roosevelt. The man who drew the name was from Arlington, Massachusettsso "Arlington" was used for his middle name.

Robinson described his childhood as stark and unhappy; he once wrote in a letter to Amy Lowell that he remembered wondering why he had been born at the age of six. It is now know that the texts of several letters were manicured or sanitized Sutcliffe, Denham.

His Selected Letters was published in But, ironically, Robinson found the poetry he created during this time to be second-rate. For several years, Robinson lived in poverty, continuing to write and publish with the help of his friends.

MerlinLancelotand Tristramwhich won a Pulitzer Prize in Edwin returned to Harvard for a second year, but it was to be his last one as a student there.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

After high school he attended Harvard College where his intellectual interests and his circle of friends broadened. Eventually Herman Robinson failed in business after making many faulty investments.

The Robinson manuscripts at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, constitutes the other important collection. His first book, The Torrent and the Night Before, was privately printed at his own expense. Herman died impoverished in of tuberculosis at Boston City Hospital.

But while Robinson was willing to be taught the rudiments of the various poetry forms, one of his contemporaries recalled that "he was one of those persons whom you cannot influence ever, he went his own way" quoted in Smith, p.

Unable to make a living by writing, he got a job as an inspector for the New York City subway system. Robinson died in a New York City hospital while revising the galleys of his last work, King Jasper This should be read together with the autobiography of Laura E.

His hometown of Gardiner, renamed Tilbury Town, also appears for the first time in these poems. Instead, he pursued poetry since childhood, joining the local poetry society as its youngest member. The Modern Library, The family moved into the S. A book of poetry, The Man against the Skybroadened his reputation.

Columbia University Press, The review in the New York Times was generally favorable, its critic describing the title poem as "an elusive imagination Robinson in Edwin Arlington Robinson: In the second phase of his career, Robinson wrote longer narrative poems that share the concern of his dramatic lyrics with psychological portraiture.

“One of the most prolific major American poets of the twentieth century, Edwin Arlington Robinson is, ironically, best remembered for only a handful of short poems,” stated Robert Gilbert in the Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography.

Edwin Arlington Robinson, (born Dec. 22,Head Tide, Maine, U.S.—died April 6,New York, N.Y.), American poet who is best known for his short dramatic poems concerning the people in a small New England village, Tilbury Town, very much like the Gardiner, Maine, in which he grew up.

At the time of his death inEdwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3, personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature.

Emery Neff, Edwin Arlington Robinson (), is the standard biography, while Chard Powers Smith, Where the Light Falls: A Portrait of Edwin Arlington Robinson (), and Hermann Hagedorn, Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Biography (), are a combination of memoir and biography.

Donaldson, Scott, Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet’s Life.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

N.Y.: Columbia University Press, Since its publication in February,this has become the definitive biography of Robinson. Since its publication in February,this has become the definitive biography of Robinson. Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

Biography Robinson was born in Head Tide, Lincoln County, Maine, but his family moved to Gardiner, Maine, in

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