Hart Crane

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The American poet Hart Crane (1899-1932) was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, though he moved to New York City while still a teenager. Inspired by the Modernist poet T. S. Eliot, he was determined to create his own, more vibrant style. Crane in turn inspired many writers and artists, such as the Beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and the painter Jasper Johns. He committed suicide at 33.