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Randall Jarrel

1914~1965

 
 
Randall Jarrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Randall Jarrel Marker
Inscription. Distinguished poet, critic, novelist, and teacher. Born in Nashville; Hume~Fogg graduated 1931; Vanderbilt bachelor's and master's degrees. Served in U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. Wrote about losses of war and childhood innocence. Poet Laureate at Library of Congress, 1956~58. Winner of National Book Award for Poetry 1960.
 
Erected 2005 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 120.)
 
Location. 36° 9.558′ N, 86° 46.882′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue on Broadway. Click for map. In front of Hume Fogg Magnet High School end near 7th Avenue North before you get to entrance of School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Customs House (a few steps from this marker); Nashville's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Field (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church
Randall Jarrel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
2. Randall Jarrel Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nashville Centennial (about 400 feet away); Christ Church Cathedral/Old Christ Church (1831~1890) (about 600 feet away); Vauxhall Garden Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Randall Jarrell. Randall Jarrell (6 May 1914 – 14 October 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, and novelist. He was the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. (Submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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