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(22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York)

Alan Seeger
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Alan Seeger was an American poet who fought and died in World War I serving in the French Foreign Legion. A statue to his memory and to the memory of his comrades, Americans who had volunteered to fight for France, was erected in the Place des √Čtats-Unis, Paris. He was contemporary with poet T.S. Eliot.

Early Life

Born in New York on June 22, 1888, Seeger moved with his family to Staten Island at the age of one and remained there until the age of 10. In 1900, his family moved to Mexico for two years, which influenced the imagery of some of his poetry. His brother Charles Seeger, a noted musicologist, was the father of the American folk singer, Pete ... more »

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  • ''I have a rendezvous with Death
    At some disputed barricade,''
    Alan Seeger (1888-1916), U.S. poet. I Have a Rendezvous with Death (l. 1-2). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1...
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