Robert Penn Warren: American Poet and Novelist
Robert Penn Warren – Stratton, VT
Robert Penn Warren was an American Poet, a Novelist, and a Literary Critic. He was born in 1905 in Todd County, Kentucky. He won the Pulitzer prize for fiction and poetry, and was the first ever US Poet Laureate. He published 16 books of poetry and 10 novels, two of which were made into movies. Madly successful, Warren’s work differs from the typical depressed and unproductive American writer. He produced an amazing variety of publications, and lived productively well into old age. From the 1950s to 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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The Brattleboro Words Project is working with the community to identify specific sites and themes significant to the study of words in Brattleboro and surrounding towns. Research Teams – classrooms/teachers, amateur historians, veterans, writers, artists and other community members — will produce audio segments and other work to be incorporated into audio walking, biking and driving tours tours.