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Theodore Roethke

Theodore RoethkeAKA Theodore Huebner Roethke

Born: 25-May-1908
Birthplace: Saginaw, MI
Died: 1-Aug-1963
Location of death: Bainbridge Island, WA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Waking

Father: Otto Roethke (d. 1923 cancer)
Mother: Helen Huebner
Girlfriend: Mary Kunkel (ex)
Girlfriend: Kitty Stokes (ex)
Girlfriend: Jerry Lee Willis (teacher, ex)
Wife: Beatrice O'Connell (m. 1953)

    High School: Arthur Hill High School, Saginaw, MI
    University: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1929, magna cum laude)
    University: Harvard University
    Professor: Lafayette College (1931-35)
    Professor: Michigan State College, Lansing (1935)
    Professor: Pennsylvania State University (1936-43)
    Professor: Bennington College (1943-)
    Professor: University of Washington

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1954 for The Waking
    National Book Award for Poetry 1959 for Words for the Wind
    National Book Award for Poetry 1965 for The Far Field
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1959
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1945
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1950
    Fulbright 1955-56
    Nervous Breakdown 1935
    Nervous Breakdown 1959
    Shock Treatment
    Risk Factors: Depression

Author of books:
Open House (1941, poetry)
The Lost Son and Other Poems (1948, poetry)
Praise to the End! (1951, poetry)
The Waking: Poems 19331953 (1953, poetry)
Words for the Wind (1957, poetry)
I am! Says the Lamb (1961, poetry)
The Far Field (1964, poetry)
On the Poet and His Craft (1965, lectures)

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