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Robert P. Tristram Coffin

Robert P. Tristram CoffinAKA Robert Peter Tristram Coffin

Born: 18-Mar-1892
Birthplace: Brunswick, ME
Died: 20-Jan-1955
Location of death: Portland, ME
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cranberryhorn Cemetery, Harpswell, ME

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Strange Holiness

Military service: US Army (WWI, one year)

Father: James William Coffin
Mother: Alice Coombs Coffin
Wife: Ruth
Daughter: Peggy

    High School: Brunswick High School, Brunswick, ME (1911)
    University: Bowdoin College (1915)
    University: MA, Princeton University (1916)
    University: BA and BLit, Trinity College, Oxford University (1920, Rhodes Scholar)
    Professor: Wells College, Aurora, NY (1921-34)
    Professor: Bowdoin College (1934-55)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1936 for Strange Holiness
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
Christchurch (1924, poetry)
Strange Holiness (1935, poetry)
Red Sky in the Morning (1935, novel)
Saltwater Farm (1937, poetry)
Kennebec (1937)
Maine Doings (1950, essays)


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