(January 6, 1878-July 22, 1967)
Wrote 'Fog,' 'Chicago Poems,' 'Pigeons,' 'Remembrance Rock' and 'Smoke and Steel'
Won a Pulitzer prize for 'Abraham Lincoln' The War Years' (1940) and 'Complete Poems' (1951)
Recorded 'The American Songbag'
Why he might be annoying
He left school at thirteen years old.
He failed math and grammar on his West Point entrance tests.
The F.B.I. thought he was a security risk, because he was a socialist and journalist.
Why he might not be annoying
He enlisted in the 6th Illinois Infantry during the Spanish-American War (1898).
When he dropped out of school, he worked hard, delivering milk and being a janitor.
His free verse poetry is written in common vocabulary and was written for the working man.
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 36.67% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 80 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 124 Votes: 43.55% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 216 Votes: 45.37% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 243 Votes: 46.91% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 594 Votes: 44.11% Annoying
In 2002, Out of 1617 Votes: 46.26% Annoying
In 2001, Out of 6376 Votes: 37.01% Annoying
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