Theodore Roethke

1908 - 1963

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Theodore Huebner Roethke ( RET-kee; May 25, 1908 – August 1, 1963) was an American poet. He is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation, having won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his book The Waking, and the annual National Book Award for Poetry on two occasions: in 1959 for Words for the Wind, and posthumously in 1965 for The Far Field. His work was characterized by its introspection, rhythm and natural imagery. Roethke was praised by former U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore Roethke has received more than 312,448 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Theodore Roethke is the 5,026th most popular writer (down from 4,426th in 2019), the 8,811th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,780th in 2019) and the 689th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Theodore Roethke ranks 5,026 out of 5,794Before him are James Herbert, Can Dündar, Chaz Bono, Judy Blume, William Wallace Denslow, and Javed Akhtar. After him are Kenneth Rexroth, Oksana Zabuzhko, Emmanuil Kazakevich, Polly Samson, Chingiz Abdullayev, and Göran Sonnevi.

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Among people born in 1908, Theodore Roethke ranks 304Before him are Billy Gonsalves, György Bródy, Albert Scherrer, Branislav Hrnjiček, Raymond Scott, and Merna Kennedy. After him are Celia Johnson, Tom Tully, Bram Fischer, Félix Welkenhuysen, Lilian Bond, and David Marshall. Among people deceased in 1963, Theodore Roethke ranks 162Before him are Clifford Odets, Björn Þórðarson, Eric Carlberg, ZaSu Pitts, Dorothy Hansine Andersen, and Jack Carson. After him are Herbert H. Lehman, Oscar Olson, Monte Blue, Monty Woolley, Oliver La Farge, and Thomas Griffith Taylor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore Roethke ranks 8,811 out of 15,968Before him are Leah Remini (1970), Lester Bird (1938), Sid Grauman (1879), William Wallace Denslow (1856), Priscilla Dean (1896), and Patsy Ruth Miller (1904). After him are Ricardo Cortez (1900), Mark Valley (1964), Marissa Mayer (1975), Kieran Culkin (1982), Frankie Lymon (1942), and Chris Bosh (1984).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Theodore Roethke ranks 689Before him are Tom Brokaw (1940), George B. Seitz (1888), Jodi Picoult (1966), Chaz Bono (1969), Judy Blume (1938), and William Wallace Denslow (1856). After him are Kenneth Rexroth (1905), Veronica Roth (1988), Tony Kushner (1956), Robert Cormier (1925), Walker Percy (1916), and Zitkala-Sa (1876).