Robert T.S. Lowell IV

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Robert Traill Spence Lowell, IV

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Dunbarton, Merrimack, NH, USA
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Son of Robert Traill Spence Lowell, III and Charlotte Lowell
Husband of Caroline Maureen Lowell
Ex-husband of Jean Wilson Stafford and Elizabeth Hardwick
Father of <private> Lowell and <private> Lowell

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About Robert T.S. Lowell IV

Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV (March 1, 1917 – September 12, 1977) was an American poet, considered the founder of the confessional poetry movement. He was appointed the sixth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.

Robert Lowell reached wide acclaim for his 1946 book, Lord Weary's Castle. Among the better known poems in the volume are "Mr Edwards and the Spider" and "The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket." Lord Weary's Castle was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. His sonnet "The Dolphin" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974.


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Robert T.S. Lowell IV's Timeline

March 1, 1917
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Age 22
Age 30
Age 31
Age 52
October 21, 1972
Age 55
September 12, 1977
Age 60
New York, New York, NY, USA
Dunbarton, Merrimack, NH, USA