Why Famous: The American poet is best remembered for his short poem titled "Trees". His poetry focused on the natural world and his Roman Catholic faith. He was also a well regarded lecturer and poetry editor.
Kilmer died fighting at the Second Battle of Marne in France in 1918.
- 1908-06-09 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)
- 1913-02-02 American poet Joyce Kilmer writes his famous poem "Trees" in Mahwah, New Jersey