Robert Penn Warren

  • <p>Robert Penn Warren</p> <p>Robert Penn Warren</p>

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  • Robert Penn Warren

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Robert Penn Warren (born 1905, Kentucky) was an American Poet, Novelist, and Literary Critic. In 1947 he won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for All the King's Men, which was later made into an award winning movie. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. In 1986, Warren was named the first ever US Poet Laureate. He produced an amazing variety of publications, and lived productively into his old age. From the 1950s until his death in 1989, Warren spent his summers at his home in Vermont. He is buried in Stratton Vermont, though he has a memorial marker in Kentucky on his family plot.

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  • <p><em>First Edition cover of All the King's Men</em></p> <p><em>First Edition cover of All the King's Men</em></p>
  • <p>From Library of Congress:</p><p><a href="https://www.loc.gov/static/managed-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/05/robert-penn-warrren.jpg">Robert Penn Warren, U.S. Poet Laureate, 1986-1987; U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1944-1945.</a><br></p><p><em>Photo courtesy of Department of Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University</em></p> <p>From Library of Congress:</p><p><a href="https://www.loc.gov/static/managed-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/05/robert-penn-warrren.jpg">Robert Penn Warren, U.S. Poet Laureate, 1986-1987; U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1944-1945.</a><br></p><p><em>Photo courtesy of Department of Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University</em></p>