American poet Wallace Stevens, circa 1950.
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Portrait of Wallace Stevens Wearing a Suit

Credit: CORBIS/Bettmann) Donated by Corbis-Bettmann

Born and raised in Reading, PA, Wallace Stevens, (1879-1955) made his living working for the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company. He did not publish his first poems until he was in his mid-thirties, but would publish more than ten volumes of work, and in 1954 win a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems.

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