Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955

Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955



  • Existence: 1879 - 1955


Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) 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. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955. His best-known poems include The Auroras of Autumn, "Anecdote of the Jar", "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock", "The Emperor of Ice-Cream", "The Idea of Order at Key West", "Sunday Morning", "The Snow Man", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird".

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Wallace Stevens papers

Identifier: MS-614
Date(s): 1899 to 1957

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), poet. The collection contains correspondence with other writers, critics and students of his poetry, including copies of a long series of correspondence with the Cummington Press relating to publications.