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Robinson Jeffers

When I was a kid, I would spend entire days writing stories of sneaking into museums in the night or flying to Mars. I was always imagining some great adventure, and felt that I was destined to share these stories. If you asked ten-year-old me what I thought I would grow up to be, the answer would...
Tor House in the summertime. Photo courtesy of the Tor House Foundation Arriving at Tor House, the rugged home poet Robinson Jeffers (1887?1962) built stone by stone, the first thing you notice is it?s out of place with the other houses in this Carmel, California neighborhood. When our guide noted...
Washington, DC DSC24197, Carmel, California, USA by jimg944 via flickr Artists like Georgia O?Keefe and Paul C├ęzanne are well known for creating evocative portraits of their natural surroundings. Robinson Jeffers on the other hand painted the landscapes he loved with poetry, instilling in readers...
October 23, 2008 Washington, DC In 2007, the National Endowment for the Arts partnered with the Poetry Foundation on a new component of The Big Read that celebrated the nation's historic poetry sites. To date, two poets have been part of this pilot initiative: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and...