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Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 - September 15, 1989) was an American poet and writer.

He was born in Guthrie, Kentucky and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1926. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his best known work, the novel All the King's Men. He won Pulitzer Prizes in poetry in 1958 for Promises: Poems 1954-1956, and in 1979 for Now and Then.

Warren was appointed as the first U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on February 26, 1986.

During the early 1930s Warren was involved with the Southern Agrarians and contributed to the Agrarian manifesto I'll Take My Stand with 11 other Southern writers and poets.

In 2001 All the King's Men was named as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the editorial board of the American Modern Library.