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 Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens

Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Aug 1955 (aged 75)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 14, Lot 64
Memorial ID 983 · View Source
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Poet. He is considered one of the major American poets of the 20th Century. Educated at Harvard University, he graduated from the New York Law School with a law degree 1903 and was admitted to New York State Bar in 1904. Although he had a serious determination to become a successful lawyer, he also had an interest in writing, and sent a group of poems titled "Phases" to “Poetry Magazine”, which were published in 1914. In 1916, he moved to Connecticut, found employment at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company and became vice president. He began to establish himself outside the world of law and business, when his first book of poems, "Harmonium" was published in 1923. Composing poems on his way to and from the work office, he didn't receive widespread recognition for his work until the 1930s. His major works included "Ideas of Order" (1935), "The Man With the Blue Guitar" (1937), "Notes Towards a Supreme Fiction" (1942), "The Necessary Angel" (1951) and "Collected Poems" (1954). He died at age 75 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 983
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace Stevens (2 Oct 1879–2 Aug 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 983, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .