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Poet and professor Theodore Roethke was best known for winning the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry volume The Wakening. His other works include "Open House" and "The Far Field."
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Theodore Roethke was born on May 25, 1908, in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1953, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry volume The Wakening. In 1967, while an English professor at the University of Washington, he became poet in residence. During his writing career, his other major works included "Open House," "Words for the Wind" and "The Far Field." He died on August 1, 1963, in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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