- Name: Wallace Stevens
- Born: 10/02/1879
- Died: 08/02/1955 (75 years old)
- Occupation: Poet, lawyer, insurance executive
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.
Awards: Robert Frost Medal (1951)
Birth Place: Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Wallace Stevens quotes :
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.Wallace Stevens
Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.Wallace Stevens
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.Wallace Stevens
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.Wallace Stevens