Ballads of Square-Toed Americans

Ballads of Square-Toed Americans Robert Peter Tristram Coffin
  • Title: Ballads of Square-Toed Americans
  • Author: Robert Peter Tristram Coffin
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  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About Robert Peter Tristram Coffin

    1. Robert Peter Tristram Coffin 1892 1955 was born in Brunswick on March 18, 1892 and grew up in Harpswell on Great Island on his father s salt water farm.Coffin graduated from Bowdoin College in 1915 at the top of his class, having won several prizes for his excellent writing, including the Hawthorne Prize for short stories twice Awarded the Henry W Longfellow fellowship, he spent a year at Princeton then went to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar His studies were interrupted by a year in the armed services during World War I.In 1924 he published his volume of poems, Christchurch, the first of forty books By 1936 he had won the Pulitzer Prize for Strange Holiness Other awards include Honorary Life Member, National Arts Club, 1931 Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Harvard, 1932 Gold Medal, National Honor Poet, 1935 and elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1946.R P T Coffin lectured at the University of Indiana and at the University of Cincinnati He was a member of the English Department at Wells College in Aurora, New York.Coffin returned to Bowdoin to teach 1934 1955 , and was honored there on July 9, 1948 when he read from his poems and displayed his drawings.Additional resourcesThe Bowdoin College Library s Special Collections Library holds many of his manuscripts, drafts, proofs, notes, personal records, lectures, plays, poems, books, recordings, and photographs Epilogue Colby Quarterly December, 1965.Sanborn, Annie Coffin The Life of Robert Peter Tristram Coffin and Family Alton, New Hampshire 1963 From maineanencyclopedia coffin, the Maine Encyclopedia


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