Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren was an American poet born in Kentucky in 1905. Today, he is remembered for his poetry, criticism, and novels. He taught at Louisiana State University, where he founded and edited the well-known The Southern Review. 

Tell Me a Story

‘Tell Me a Story’ by Robert Penn Warren is the last section of Warren’s book-length poem “Audubon: A Vision” (1969). This poem reveals the hollowness of modernity and the ravages of time.

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