Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Creeleys in:
 • Mount Auburn Cemetery
 • Cambridge
 • Middlesex County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Robert Creeley
Birth: May 21, 1926
Death: Mar. 30, 2005

Poet. Born in Arlington, Massachussets, he was among the most influential American poets of the latter half of the 20th century and the 1999 winner of the Bollingen Prize, poetry's top honor. Rejecting the strict metric schemes of the academics, he captured emotions with a concise, conversational style that assumed an intimacy with readers. Attended Harvard before working for the American Field Service in Burma and India. He published more than seventy books of poetry and prose and collaborated with musicians and painters throughout his career. Awarded the Lannon Lifetime Achievement Award, the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Bollingen Prize in 1999. He served as New York State Poet from 1989 to 1991. He taught at many places from the historic Black Mountain College in North Carolina (he was also rector there) to a coffe finca in Guatamala. From 1989 he was Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetry and Letters at State University of New York, Buffalo, where he taught for 37 years. In 2003 he joined the faculty of Brown University. Cause of death: pneumonia; in Odessa, Texas (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Apr 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10718003
Robert Creeley
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Robert Creeley
Added by: stc
 
Robert Creeley
Added by: stc
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- bob tarte
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013

- la vita eterna
 Added: May. 21, 2013
There are 29 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 20 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service