Thursday, January 10, 2013
Happy birthday, poet Robinson Jeffers
It is the birthday of poet Robinson Jeffers (1887), who came to prominence in the 1920s and became one of the best-selling American poets of all time, was featured with a cover story in Time magazine in 1932, wrote an acclaimed adaption of the Greek tragedy Medea that played on Broadway in 1947 with Dame Judith Anderson in the title role, and was widely criticized for his vehement and vocal opposition to America's entry into World War II. His volume Hungerfield and Other Poems, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954. Here he reads his poem Wise Men and Their Bad Hours.