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Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet's Life

This biography, seven years in research and writing, draws on a cache of 3,000 previously unavailable letters to tell the story of this great American poet.

"I'm very glad that Scott Donaldson has given us the first Edwin Arlington Robinson biography in forty years; it will send some readers back to enjoy again his humanity and formal ease, and get some others to meet him for the first time."

--Richard Wilbur, former Poet Laureate of the United States

"The best of Edwin Arlington Robinson's poetry rings with a lyrical and emotional purity and singularity… His reputation has suffered neglect in recent decades, but a new, clear, meticulous, and perceptive biography incorporating much previously unavailable material is certainly to be welcomed, and Scott Donaldson's Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet's Lifeshould help to revive appreciation for this solitary figure and the unique resonance of his work."

--W.S. Merwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.