Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965 / Missouri / United States)
Eliot was born into the Eliot family of St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware Eliot (1843–1919), was a successful businessman, president and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis; his mother, born Charlotte Champe Stearns (1843–1929), wrote poems and was also a social worker. Eliot was the last of six surviving children; his parents were both 44 years old when he was born. His four sisters were between eleven and nineteen years older than he; his brother was eight years older. Known to family and friends as Tom, he was the namesake of his maternal grandfather Thomas Stearns.
From 1898 to 1905 Eliot was a student at Smith Academy, a preparatory school ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- A Cooking Egg
- Ash Wednesday
- Aunt Helen
- Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with ...
- Burnt Norton
- Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town
- Conversation Galante
- Cousin Nancy
- Dans le Restaurant
- East Coker
- Eyes That Last I Saw In Tears
- Four Quartets
- Four Quartets 1: Burnt Norton
- Four Quartets 2: East Coker