Theodore Roethke biography
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.