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William Cullen Bryant

American romantic poet and journalist (1794-1878)

1794   -   1878


genre: lyric poetry
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Williams College
occupation: poet, journalist, translator, writer, lawyer, politician
award received: AAAS Fellow

William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Born in Massachusetts, he started his career as a lawyer but showed an interest in poetry early in his life. He soon relocated to New York and took up work as an editor at various newspapers. He became one of the most significant poets in early literary America and has been grouped among the fireside poets for his accessible, popular poetry.
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