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Robert Penn Warren Was Born on This Date

Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. Advertisements

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William Saroyan Was Born on This Date

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Frost Burns

On this date in 1938, Robert Frost spends the evening heckling fellow poet Archibald MacLeish during his poetry reading. Frost caps the evening off by setting fire to a stack of papers. #BurnBabyBurn

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Conrad Richter Born on This Date

Novelist Conrad Richter was born on this date in 1890. Richter’s work focuses on the American frontier. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Town, the third installment of his The Awakening Land trilogy.

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William Carlos Williams Born on This Date

American poet William Carlos Williams born this day in 1883. A medical doctor by training, Williams “worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician” although he excelled at both. His poetry is strongly associated with … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl Drama Snags Pulitzer Prize

On this date in 1940, John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

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