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Robert Lowell

Robert LowellAKA Robert Traill Spence Lowell

Born: 1-Mar-1917
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 12-Sep-1977
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Stark Cemetery, Dunbarton Center, NH

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lord Weary's Castle

Father: Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Sr. (Officer, U.S. Navy, d. 1950)
Mother: Charlotte Winslow (d. 1954)
Wife: Jean Stafford (novelist, b. 1915, m. 1940, div. 1948, d. 1979)
Wife: Elizabeth Hardwick (critic/writer, m. 1949, div. 1972)

    High School: St. Mark's Preparatory School
    University: Harvard University (two years, dropped out)
    University: BA Classics, Kenyon College (1940, summa cum laude)

    US Poet Laureate (1947-48)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1947 for Lord Weary's Castle
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1974 for The Dolphin
    National Book Award for Poetry 1960 for Life Studies
    Converted to Catholicism 1940
    Inmate: Danbury Prison (1944)

Author of books:
Lord Weary's Castle (1946, poetry)
The Mills of the Cavanaughs (1951, poetry)
Life Studies (1959, poetry)
For the Union Dead (1964, poetry)
Near the Ocean (1967, poetry)
Notebook 1967-68 (1969, poetry)
The Dolphin (1973, poetry)
Day by Day (1977, poetry)


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