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Full Name: Conrad Potter Aiken
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(1889-1973) Author, writer. Conrad Aiken lived in Manhattan, New York. His writings reveal a concern for the workings of the mind and for the evolution of personal identity. Aiken is best known for his poetry, which is often preoccupied with the sound and structure of music; his volumes of verse include "The Charnel Rose" (1918), "Selected Poems" (1929; Pulitzer Prize), "Brownstone Eclogues" (1942), "Collected Poems" (1953), "A Letter from Li Po" (1956), "A Seizure of Limericks" (1964), and "The Clerk's Journal" (1971). In 1924, he edited Emily Dickinson's "Selected Poems" which helped to establish her literary reputation. Aiken's interest in psychopathology is evident in the novels "Blue Voyage" (1927) and "Great Circle" (1933). His collected critical essays, "A Reviewer's ABCs" appeared in 1958, his collected short stories, including "Mr. Arcularis" and "Silent Snow, Secret Snow," in 1961. From 1950 to 1952, Aiken held the poetry chair at the Library of Congress. In 1969 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.
Author's Timeline:
1889 (Unknown) County
Conrad Potter Aiken was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1889. 
1973 (Unknown) County
Conrad Aiken died in Savannah, Georgia, in 1973. 
1918 (Unknown) County
The Charnel Rose
Poetry. 
1929 (Unknown) County
Selected Poems
Pulitzer Prize winner. 
1942 (Unknown) County
Brownstone Eclogues
Poetry. 
1953 (Unknown) County
Collected Poems
Poetry. 
1956 (Unknown) County
A Letter from Li Po
Poetry. 
1964 (Unknown) County
A Seizure of Limericks
Poetry. 
1971 (Unknown) County
The Clerk's Journal
Poetry. 
1927 (Unknown) County
Blue Voyage
Novel. 
1933 (Unknown) County
Great Circle
Novel. 
1958 (Unknown) County
A Reviewer's ABCs
Essays. 
1961 (Unknown) County
Mr. Arcularis
Short stories. 
1973 (Unknown) County
Conrad Aiken is buried in the Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia. 
1961 (Unknown) County
Silent Snow, Secret Snow
Short stories. 
? New York County
Conrad Aiken lived in Manhattan, New York. 

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