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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
18956 Symbol Comments and analysis of Symbol by Robert Francis 1 Comment
8409 Glass Comments and analysis of Glass by Robert Francis 2 Comments
4513 Glass
3070 Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears Comments and analysis of Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears by Robert Francis 2 Comments
2905 Hallelujah: A Sestina
2782 Fair And Unfair
2423 Sheep
2056 Waxwings
2053 Return
2016 Squash in Blossom Comments and analysis of Squash in Blossom by Robert Francis 1 Comment
1862 On a Theme by Frost
1825 Encounter
1809 Thoreau in Italy
1800 The Bulldozer
1687 New England Mind
1637 In Memoriam: Four Poets
755 Catch Comments and analysis of Catch by Robert Francis 74 Comments
717 Summons Comments and analysis of Summons by Robert Francis 51 Comments
330 Silent Poem Comments and analysis of Silent Poem by Robert Francis 2 Comments
265 Blue Winter
219 Farm Boy After Summer Comments and analysis of Farm Boy After Summer by Robert Francis 19 Comments


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