Robert Francis

(August 12, 1901 - July 13, 1987 / Pennsylvania / United States)

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Robert Francis, born in Upland, Pennsylvania in 1901. He was educated at Harvard University. After graduating, he moved into a small house in Amherst, Massachusetts that he named "Fort Juniper", inspiring editors at the University of Massachusetts Press to name their poetry award the Juniper Prize. His autobiography, The Trouble with Francis (1971), recounts in alarming detail the construction of... more »

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  • ''His art is eccentricity, his aim
    How not to hit the mark he seems to aim at,''
    Robert Francis (b. 1901). Pitcher (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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