Robinson Jeffers (10 January, 1887 – 20 January, 1862) was an American poet, known for mastering epic poems.
- Mr. Jeffers was born in Allegheny, PA, to a Presbyterian minister. Allegheny, PA is now called Pittsburgh.
- The poet’s father, Reverend Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers was not only a minister, but also a scholar of ancient languages and Biblical history.
- The poet’s brother, Hamilton Jeffers, is a famous astronomer.
- Mr. Jeffers attended schools in Switzerland, Germany, and France and was fluent in three languages (English, French, and German) by the time he was 12 years old.
- In both universities Mr. Jeffers attended, Occidental College and the University of Southern California, he studied literature, medicine and was known as an avid outdoorsman.
- During the 1920s and 1930s Mr. Jeffers was famous for his rugged outdoor experiences, solitary living and writings on the beauty and danger of the outdoors.
- Together with his lover, Una Call Kuster, he bought and built a famous granite house called “Tor House and Hawk Tower”, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
- The poet’s epic poem Euripides’ Medea was adapted to Broadway and the play became a hit.
- He is one of the few poets to be on the cover of Time Magazine.
- Mr. Jeffers poems have been translated into many languages and have been popular around the world, especially in the Czech Republic and Japan.
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