Kendall, Nancy M., The Christian Science Monitor
How well do you know famous American poets and writers? See if you can guess who it is from these clues.
1. He was born on a corn-husk mattress in a cottage near the train tracks. His diapers were made out of flour sacks. He lived for years as a hobo, sometimes going without food in order to buy books. He held various jobs - firefighter, salesman, newspaperman - and wrote poetry late at night, storing it in wire baskets. The rooms in his home were lined with books: 14,000 in all. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, but his favorite honor was to have a school named after him. Now there are at least 24. "Fog" and "Chicago" are his most famous poems.
2. As a girl in …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Writers' Lives. Contributors: Kendall, Nancy M. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 5, 1997. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.