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Biography of Robert Francis

Robert Francis

Robert Francis (1901 - 1987)

Robert Francis (1901-1987) was born in Upland, Pennsylvania. Francis studied at Harvard (A.B., 1923; Ed.M., 1926). He taught at summer workshops and conferences and lectured at universities across the United States. His works include Stand with Me Here (1936); Like Ghosts of Eagles: Poems 1966-1974 (1974); a novel, We Fly Away (1948); and an autobiography, The Trouble with Francis (1971). He won the Shelley Memorial Award in 1939.



21 Poems written by Robert Francis

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A seated statue of himself he seems. Comments and analysis of Farm Boy After Summer by Robert Francis 198 Comments
A wind's word, the Hebrew Hallelujah.
Amherst never had a witch
backroad leafmold stonewall chipmunk Comments and analysis of Silent Poem by Robert Francis 2 Comments
Bull by day
Four Tao philosophers as cedar waxwings
From where I stand the sheep stand still
How lush, how loose, the uninhibited squash is. Comments and analysis of Squash in Blossom by Robert Francis 1 Comment
Keep me from going to sleep too soon Comments and analysis of Summons by Robert Francis 51 Comments
Lingo of birds was easier than lingo of peasants-
My mind matches this understand land.
The beautiful is fair. The just is fair.
The first speaker said Comments and analysis of Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears by Robert Francis 2 Comments
The winter apples have been picked, the garden turned. Comments and analysis of Symbol by Robert Francis 1 Comment
This little house sows the degrees
Those who have touched it or been touched by it
Two boys uncoached are tossing a poem together, Comments and analysis of Catch by Robert Francis 74 Comments
Winter uses all the blues there are.
Words of a poem should be glass
Words of a poem should be glass Comments and analysis of Glass by Robert Francis 2 Comments


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