Poet. His first poem, "Thanatopsis," was published when the poet was 17 years old. His first book of poetry was published in 1821, though it earned him less than $15. He continued writing, building a national reputation as a "fireside poet," while working to make ends meet. He practiced law for a short time in Massachusetts before moving to New York to work as an editor. Eventually, he became editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post, a post he held for 50 years. After his death, a park in New York was named Bryant Park in his honor.
Bio by: Midnightdreary
Frances Fairchild Bryant