Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
(August 5 1889
-August 17 1973
) was a Pulitzer Prize
author, born in Savannah, Georgia
, whose work includes poetry
, short stories
. He was deeply influenced by Symbolism
, especially in his earlier works. In 1930
he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
for his Selected Poems
He wrote the widely anthologised short story Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1934); his verse includes Earth Triumphant (1914), The Charnel Rose (1918), and And In the Hanging Gardens (1933).
He is the father of writer Joan Aiken.