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Randall Jarrell

1914~1965

 
 
Randall Jarrel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
1. Randall Jarrel Marker
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Distinguished poet, critic, novelist, and teacher. Born in Nashville; Hume~Fogg graduate 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee, The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 36° 9.566′ N, 86° 46.884′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hume-Fogg High School (here, next to this marker); Customs House
Randall Jarrel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 26, 2009
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Nashville's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Francis Fogg (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Field (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Alfred Hume (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain John Gordon 1763-1819 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022