Alan Seeger Biography and Poems
Alan Seeger Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Alan Seeger, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Seeger, as well as, a video biography...if available.
Alan Seeger (22 June 1888 – 4 July 1916) was an American poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme serving in the French Foreign Legion. Seeger is the uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger, and was a classmate of T.S. Eliot at Harvard. He is most well known for having authored the poem, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. A statue modeled after Seeger is found on the monument honoring fallen Americans who volunteered for France during the war, located at the Place des États-Unis, Paris .
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