Wallace Stevens
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Born: October 2, 1879

Died: August 2, 1955 (aged 75)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Wallace Stevens was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

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