Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken was an American writer and poet. He won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He was also named U.S. Poet Laureate from 1950 to 1952. Throughout his career, he wrote poetry, novels, a play, and even an autobiography. Read more of Conrad Aiken’s Biography

Biography of Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken was born in August of 1889 to a wealthy, New England family. His life began with tragedy when he was orphaned in 1901.

Music I Heard

‘Music I Heard’ by Conrad Aiken describes the irreparably changed world of a speaker who has lost his lover but not the most poignant of his memories.

The Vampire

‘The Vampire’  by Conrad Aiken describes the coming of a great evil and the choices made by men in the midst of unspeakable darkness.

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