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Full Name: Joseph Rodman Drake
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(1795-1820) Poet, satirist. Joseph Rodman Drake was born in New York City, and buried in Drake Park at Hunts Point and Oak Point Avenues in the Bronx, New York. Under the name "The Croakers," he and his friend Fitz-Greene Halleck wrote a series of light satirical verses for the New York Evening Post (1819, first complete ed. 1860). Drake's longest serious poem is "The Culprit Fay" (in his only book of verse, "The Culprit Fay and Other Poems" (1835)); his poem "The American Flag" was long a standard patriotic declamation. Halleck's elegy beginning, "Green be the turf above thee," was written upon Drake's death.
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1820 Bronx County
Joseph Rodman Drake is buried in Joseph Rodman Drake Park, at Hunts Point and Oak Point Avenues in the Bronx, New York. 
1795 New York County
Joseph Rodman Drake was born in New York City in 1795. 
1820 Bronx County
Joseph Rodman Drake died in Hunt's Point, the Bronx, New York, in 1820. 
1835 (Unknown) County
The Culprit Fay and Other Poems
Drake's longest serious poem is "The Culprit Fay" (in his only book of verse, "The Culprit Fay and Other Poems.") 
? New York County
Drake lived in New York City. 
? (Unknown) County
The American Flag
His poem "The American Flag" was long a standard patriotic declamation. 
? New York County
Drake attended Columbia in Manhattan, New York. 

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