May 26, 1887|
Solvay, New York, U.S.
January 1, 1954 (aged 66)|
Peace Dale, Rhode Island, U.S.
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry|
Leonard Bacon (May 26, 1887- January 1, 1954) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, translator, and literary critic.
Bacon graduated from Yale University in 1909, and subsequently taught at University of California, Berkeley until his retirement in 1923. In 1923, he began publishing poetry in the Saturday Review of Literature under the pseudonym "Autholycus". He and his family lived in Florence, Italy, from 1927 to 1932.
He won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his satiric poems Sunderland Capture. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1942.
- Ulug Beg: An epic poem, comic in intention, in VII cantos. New York, A.A. Knopf, 1923.
- Ph.D.s: Male and female created He them.. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1925.
- Animula Vagula. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1926.
- Guinea-fowl, and other poultry. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1927.
- Lost Buffalo, and other poems. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1930.
- The Goose on the Capitol. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1936.
- Sunderland Capture, and other poems. New York & London; Harper & Brothers, 1940.
- Day of Fire. London & New York: Oxford University Press, 1943.
- The Heroic Ballads of Servia (translated by George Rapall Noyes and Leonard Bacon). Boston: Sherman, French & Co., 1913.
- The Song of Roland. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1914.
- Lay of the Cid. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1919.
- The Legend of Quincibald. New York & London; Harper & Brothers, 1928.
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