Edward Arlington Robinson
Life of Edward Arlington Robinson
Born in Lincoln County, Maine on December 22, 1869 to Mary and Edward Robinson
Him and his family moved into the S.W. Bates house in September 1870
As a boy Edward was a shy and quiet child that was utterly fascinated by the sounds of words
After high school he attended Harvard College where his intellectual interests and his circle of friends broadened.
- His brothers, Dean and Herman, pursued careers in medicine and business
Facts About Edward
Back in Gardiner, Robinson formed a small poetry and philosophy group called the Quadruped Club where he often read drafts of his poems.
In 1896 he self-published his first book, The Torrent and the Night Before
After graduating from Harvard, Robinson left to live in New York where he suffered from poverty and alcoholism
In 1922 he received his first Pulitzer Prize, followed by two more in 1925 and 1928.
In 1904, his fortune started to turn. Kermit Roosevelt, then a student at Groton School, gave his father, Theodore Roosevelt, then president of the United States, a copy of The Children of the Night.
Some of his Famous Poems
Lancelot a Poem
The Man Who Died Twice
Edward's Death Bed
Robinson died of cancer on April 6, 1935 in the New York Hospital in New York City
.Robinson’s ashes were returned to Gardiner, and shortly before their interment in the Palmer-Robinson plot in the Oak Grove Cemetery, pressed blossoms from the loves of his life, Emma Robinson and Rosalind Richards, were sealed within the urn.