Harold Hart Crane (1899 - 1932)

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Nicknames: "Hart Crane"
Birthplace: Garrettsville, Portage, OH, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: suicide- jumped overboard off a ship
Occupation: poet
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Harold Hart Crane

Poet. He is remembered for his books "The Bridge," "Black Tambourine," "Chaplinesque," "Episode of Hands" and "The River." He died at the age of 32, but he seemed to be older. He committed suicide while returning from Mexico, leaping from the deck of S.S. Orizaba, somewhere off the Florida Coast. His body was never recovered.



Harold Hart Crane (July 21, 1899 – April 27, 1932) was an American poet. Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that was difficult, highly stylized, and ambitious in its scope. In his most ambitious work, The Bridge, Crane sought to write an epic poem, in the vein of The Waste Land, that expressed a more optimistic view of modern, urban culture than the one that he found in Eliot's work. In the years following his suicide at the age of 32, Crane has been hailed by playwrights, poets, and literary critics alike (including Robert Lowell, Derek Walcott, Tennessee Williams, and Harold Bloom), as being one of the most influential poets of his generation.

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July 21, 1899
Garrettsville, Portage, OH, USA
April 26, 1932
Age 32
Garrettsville, Portage, OH, USA