Robert Fitzgerald served as Poet Laureate from 1984 to 1985. His poetry has been set to music by Vincent Persichetti, Marjorie Merryman, and several other American composers.
Photo: Robert Fitzgerald, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
"Fitzgerald served as Consultant in Poetry in a health-limited capacity. He arranged several programs, but did not come to the Library. Fitzgerald grew up in Springfield, Ill., and received a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1933. He is best known as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin. He also worked as a journalist and an educator."
--Library of Congress Poets Laureate page
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