New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
1869 - 1935
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 43.978′ N, 74° 0.08′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Place west of 6th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Washington Place, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Ellsworth and the New York Fire Zouaves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Philip Henry Sheridan (about 300 feet away); 27 Christopher Street (about 300 feet away); Gay Liberation Monument (about 400 feet away); Stonewall Inn (about 400 feet away); Christopher Park Hank Greenberg (about 500 feet away); Willa Cather and Richard Wright (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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1. Biography of Edwin Arlington Robinson (earobinson.com, Gardiner Library Association). Edwin Arlington Robinson was born in the village of Head Tide in the town of Alna, Maine, on December 22, 1869, third son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Palmer) Robinson. Because his mother had expected a daughter, no male name had been selected for a possible son. The following summer when the family vacationed at a resort in Harpswell, Maine, the ladies on the verandah challenged her to name the baby. The ladies placed names in a lottery, and the name drawn was “Edwin.” Because the lady who proposed “Edwin” as a name was from Arlington, Massachusetts, baby Robinson became Edwin Arlington Robinson, a name that was anathema to him throughout his life. He hated the family’s habit of calling him “Win,” and as an adult he always signed himself as “E. A.”... (Submitted on October 16, 2016.)
2. Simon & Garfunkel - Richard Cory (Youtube.com,Live Canadian TV, 1966, 3.5 mins.). Simon and Garfunkel present their adaptation of of one of Robinson's better known poems, "Richard Cory." (Submitted on October 16, 2016.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.