Frederick Robert Higgins

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Frederick Robert Higgins

Birthplace: Foxford, Co.Mayo, Ireland
Death: January 06, 1941 (44)
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Son of Joseph Thomas Higgins and Anne French
Brother of Frances Annie Higgins; Carolina Isabella Higgins; Emily Dorenzia Elizabeth Higgins and William Montague Higgins

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About Frederick Robert Higgins

Frederick Robert Higgins

Irish poet and theatre director.

Higgins was a student of William Butler Yeats and served on the board of the Abbey Theatre from 1935 until his death. His best-known book of poetry is The Gap of Brightness (1940). He is also well known for his poem, "Father and Son." He wrote a moving elegy for his fellow poet Pádraic Ó Conaire. He was generally acknowledged to be a fine poet, but was less successful in his Abbey Theatre work: Frank O'Connor said unkindly that Higgins could not direct a children's poetry recitation. He died suddenly of a heart attack in January 1941.

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April 24, 1896
Co.Mayo, Ireland
January 6, 1941
Age 44