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Writers: Robert Penn Warren

Though you rarely hear of him now, back in the day Warren was a giant of twentieth century American culture, versatile at writing poetry, fiction and literary criticism: he studied with Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, and Andrew Lytle; founded The Southern Review while teaching at Vanderbilt; published 16 volumes of poetry (two won Pulitzers) and many novels (including the Pulitzer-Prize winning morality tale, All the King's Men); and was the first Poet Laureate of the United States (appointed by Ronald Reagan, of all people). His fiction were among the first books to make me think about beiong a writer. <>
The Academy of American Poets page has some of his poems, including "Evening Hawk," "Mortal Limit" and "Tell Me A Story." <>