Wallace Stevens October 2, — August 2, was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania , educated at Harvard and then New York Law School , and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. Stevens's first period of writing begins with his publication of the Harmonium collection, followed by a slightly revised and amended second edition in His second period occurred in the eleven years immediately preceding the publication of his Transport to Summer , when Stevens had written three volumes of poems including Ideas of Order , The Man with the Blue Guitar , Parts of a World , along with Transport to Summer. His third and final period of writing poems occurred with the publication of The Auroras of Autumn in the early s followed by the release of his Collected Poems in a year before his death.
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Frost's first book was published around the age of 40, but he would go on to win a record four Pulitzer Prizes and become the most famous poet of his time, before his death at the age of To celebrate his first publication, Frost had a book of six poems privately printed; two copies of Twilight were made—one for himself and one for his fiancee. Over the next eight years, however, he succeeded in having only 13 more poems published. During this time, Frost sporadically attended Dartmouth and Harvard and earned a living teaching school and, later, working a farm in Derry, New Hampshire. Holt put out an American edition of North of Boston in , and periodicals that had once scorned his work now sought it.
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