Robert Penn Warren Collection

Robert Penn Warren


1905 Robert Penn Warren born in Guthrie, Kentucky, April 24
1921 Graduated from Clarksville, Tennessee, high school; enrolled at Vanderbilt University
1923-1925 Active in Nashville "Fugitive Group"
1925 Graduated from Vanderbilt University
1925-1927 Graduate student at University of California (M.A., 1927)
1927-1928 Graduate student at Yale University
1928-1930 Rhodes Scholar, Oxford (B.Litt., 1930)
1929 John Brown: The Making of a Martyr
1930 Assistant professor of English, Southwestern College, Memphis
1931-1934 Assistant professor of English, Vanderbilt University
1934 Assistant professor of English, Louisiana State University; associate professor, 1936
1935 Thirty-Six Poems; founded with Charles W. Pipkin and Cleanth Brooks the Southern Review
1939 Night Rider; Guggenheim Fellow (second fellowship awarded 1947-48)
1942 Eleven Poems on the Same Theme; professor of English, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1943 At Heaven's Gate
1944 Selected Poems, 1923-1943; Chair of Poetry, Library of Congress
1946 All the Kings Men (Pulitzer Prize)
1948 The Circus in the Attic and Other Stories
1950 World Enough and Time; professor of playwrighting, Yale University (resigned 1956)
1953 Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices
1955 Band of Angels
1957 Promises: Poems 1954-1956 (Pulitzer Prize)
1959 The Cave; elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1960 You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957-1960
1961 Wilderness; The Legacy of the Civil War; professor of English, Yale University
1964 Flood: A Romance of Our Time
1965 Who Speaks for the Negro?
1966 Selected Poems: New and Old 1923-1966; Bollingen Prize in Poetry
1968 Incarnations: Poems 1966-1968
1969 Audubon: A Vision; National Medal for Literature; Van Wyck Brooks Award
1970 Selected Poems of Herman Melville: A Reader's Edition
1971 Meet Me in the Green Glen; Homage to Theodore Dreiser; John Greenleaf Whittier's Poetry
1974 Or Else-Poem/Poems 1968-1974
1975 Democracy and Poetry; received the Emerson-Thoreau Award
1976 Selected Poems 1923-1975
1977 A Place to Come To
1978 Now and Then: Poems 1976-1978
1979 Brother to Dragons: A New Version
1980 Robert Penn Warren Talking: Interviews 1950-1978; Being Here
1981 Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back
1989 Died from cancer, September 15

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