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Jul 6, 2021
The Beat: Robert Penn Warren
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Robert Penn Warren is primarily known as the author of the great American novel All the King’s Men, but he’s also a well-respected poet, and was the USA’s first Poet Laureate. Though he grew up in Guthrie, KY, he crossed the state line to go to high school in Clarksville, TN. In 1921, he began his studies at Vanderbilt University and joined a group of poets who called themselves the Fugitives. He went on to publish over 40 books, and he is the only writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and poetry.


Read "Vision" and other poems by Robert Penn Warren at

Biography and poems at the Poetry Foundation

Online Resources (Library of Congress Web Guide)

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