Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) was a poet, critic, novelist, teacher and co-founder of The Southern Review. He was appointed the nation's first Poet Laureate in 1986. Two of his sixteen books of poetry won Pulitzer Prizes. One of his ten novels, All the King's Men, also won a Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a movie. He also published a book of short stories, several selections of critical and historical essays, a biography and two studies of race relations in America. Other honors include the Bollingen Prize, National Medal for Literature and Presidential Medal for Freedom.
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