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Robert Penn Warren

Born: 24-Apr-1905
Birthplace: Guthrie, KY [1]
Died: 15-Sep-1989
Location of death: Stratton, VT
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Willis Cemetery, Stratton, VT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First US Poet Laureate


[1] Third and Cherry Streets, Guthrie, KY.

Father: Robert Warren
Mother: Anna Penn
Wife: Emma Brescia (div.)
Wife: Eleanor Clark

    University: BA, Vanderbilt University (1925)
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley (1927)
    University: BLitt, Oxford University (1930, on a Rhodes Scholarship)
    University: Yale University (graduate study)
    Professor: Southwestern College, Tennessee (1930-31)
    Professor: English, Vanderbilt University (1931-34)
    Professor: English, Louisiana State University (1934-42)
    Professor: English, University of Minnesota (1942-50)
    Professor: Yale University (1950-)

    US Poet Laureate (1986-87)
    Southern Review Co-Founder and Editor (1935-42)
    Rhodes Scholarship
    MacArthur Fellowship
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1947 for All the King's Men
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1958 for Promises
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1979 for Now and Then
    National Book Award for Poetry 1958 for Promises
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1975
    National Medal of Arts 1987
    Tonsillectomy

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Huey Long (28-Sep-1985) · Himself

Author of books:
At Heaven's Gate (1943, novel)
All the King's Men (1946, novel, based on politician Huey Long)
The Circus in the Attic (1948, short stories)
World Enough and Time (1950, novel)
Brother to Dragons (1953, poetry)
Band of Angels (1956, novel)
Promises (1957, poetry)
Selected Essays (1957, essays)
The Cave (1959, novel)
You, Emperors, and Others (1960, poetry)
Audubon, A Vision (1969, poetry)
Now and Then (1978, poetry)
Rumor Verified (1981, poetry)
Chief Joseph (1983, poetry)


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