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A Week in Literary History

May 25th, 2002

Poet Theodore Roethke (Open House, 1941) is born in 1908 in Saginaw, Mich.

roethke2.jpgTheodore Roethke, b. May 25, 1908, d. 1963

A gifted, original, and lyric poet, Roethke has often been consigned to the second tier because his mental illness shortened his career (and life) and limited his output. But he is an essential poet, one of the twentieth century’s most moving and most consistently excellent.

Suggested Reading Poetry Open House, 1941. The Lost Son, 1948. Praise to the End!, 1951. The Waking: Poems 1933-1953, 1953. Words for the Wind: The Collected Verse, 1958. I Am! Says the Lamb, 1961. Party at the Zoo, 1963. The Far Field, 1964. Sequence, Sometimes Metaphysical, 1964. Collected Poems, 1966. Prose On the Poet and His Craft: Selected Prose, 1966. Selected Letters, 1968. Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke, 1953-1964, 1972.

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