Robert Penn Warren

1905 - 1989

Poet Laureate of the United States from 1944 to 1945, Robert Penn Warren's poetry has been set to music by American composer Lee Hoiby as part of Hoiby's song cycle Southern Voices. Carlisle Floyd's opera Willie Stark is based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men (1947).

Photo: Robert Penn Warren, 1968, public domain

Composers who set Warren's TEXTS (entered to date)
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