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Robert Francis

Robert Francis, American author. Fellow Academy American Poets; honorary member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Francis, Robert was born on August 12, 1901 in Upland, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ebenezer Fisher and Ida May (Allen) Francis.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1923. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1926. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Massachusetts, 1970.


    • Robert Francis: Collected Poems 1936-1976
    • Gathered here in their entirety are the seven previous volumes of Robert Francis poetry ― Stand with Me Here, Valhalla and Other Poems, The Sound I Listened For, The Face against the Glass, The Orb Weaver, Come Out into the Sun, and Like Ghosts of Eagles ― together with a group of recent poems, many not previously published but "saved" to end this volume on a note of newness.
    • Like Ghosts of Eagles
    • Marianne Moore said of Robert Francis's poetry, "He is so penetrating, delicate, and wise, one goes away without having said a word, merely grateful to have received so much.


    Fellow Academy American Poets. Honorary member Phi Beta Kappa.
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    Died July 14, 1987
    (aged 85)
    • 1923
      Harvard University
    • 1926
      Harvard University
    • 1970
      University Massachusetts