Jean Toomer biography
Jean Toomer was born on December 26, 1894, in Washington, D.C. In 1918, Toomer began writing several short stories and poems. In 1920, he developed his own philosophy of idealism, and stopped writing for a year. In 1921, he started working on his masterpiece, Cane. For the remainder of his life, he traveled and explored his philosophical and religious beliefs. Toomer died on March 30, 1967, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.