Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald

1910 - 1985

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

For more information about Robert Fitzgerald, please visit the links listed to the right.

Songs & Song Collections BY Fitzgerald (entered to date)
Composers who set Fitzgerald's TEXTS (entered to date)

Audio PLaylist