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About Vachel Lindsay
Lindsay was a poet who was primarily known to be a pioneer of poems in which the verses are sung rather than been recited. Some of his notable poems are “Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan”, “The Golden Book of Springfield, “The Eagle That is Forgotten” and “The Rose of Midnight”.
Family and Education
He was the son of Vachel Thomas Lindsay and had his education at Hiram College. He later left the school and attended Art Institute of Chicago.
Lindsay first got married to Sara Teasdale in 1914. After the couple got divorced, he married Elizabeth Connor. He had two children and three grandchildren.
Lindsay loved artwork and he added some arts to the poems he wrote. He developed interest in poetry in 1905 and in order for him to sell his poems, he travelled to places like New Mexico and Kentucky and exchanged his poems for food and shelter.
His breakthrough came in 1913 when the literary critic and poet Harriet Monroe published his poem “General William Booth Enters into Heaven” in Poetry magazine. From that time till 1930, he wrote other successful poems.
His belongings such as photographs, personal papers, artworks and printing blocks can be found at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library in the University of Virginia.
He took his life in 1931 after he drank a bottle of lye.
He was known to be a great supporter for African-Americans and this was evident in his poem “The Jazz Birds”.
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F.A.Q. about Vachel Lindsay
When is his birthday?
Vachel Lindsay's birthday is on November 10, 1879.
In how many days is his birthday?
Vachel Lindsay's birthday is in 348 days
How old was Vachel Lindsay when he died?
He was 52 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 5, 1931.
How old would he be today?
Vachel Lindsay would be 144 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Vachel Lindsay from?
He was born in Springfield, Illinois, U.S..