Leonard Bacon (poet), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leonard Bacon (poet)

American poet, translator, and literary critic

Date of Birth: 26-May-1887

Place of Birth: Solvay, New York, United States

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1954

Profession: poet, translator, university teacher, literary critic

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Leonard Bacon (poet)

  • Leonard Bacon was an American poet, translator, and literary critic.
  • The great-grandson of preacher Leonard Bacon, he graduated from Yale University in 1909, and subsequently taught at University of California, Berkeley until his retirement in 1923.
  • In 1923, he started publishing poetry in the Saturday Review of Literature under the pseudonym 'Autholycus'.
  • He and his family lived in Florence, Italy from 1927 to 1932.
  • He won the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his satiric poems Sunderland Capture.
  • He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1942.

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