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Joyce Kilmer

Poet Joyce Kilmer

Profession: Poet

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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.

Born: December 6, 1886
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: July 30, 1918 (aged 31)
Cause of Death: Gunshot

Married Life

  • 1908-06-09 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

Events in the Life of Joyce Kilmer

  • 1913-02-02 American poet Joyce Kilmer writes his famous poem "Trees" in Mahwah, New Jersey

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