Edwin Arlington Robinson

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1869-1935
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Born and raised in a small town in Maine, the American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) won three Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry. His narrative poems feature characters that are often sensitive, frustrated, and miserable, and even his more lyrical work suggests a kind of quiet disturbance. After his family lost their fortune, Robinson scraped by for years before achieving financial independence.