Born in Austin, Minnesota, Richard Eberhart studied at Dartmouth College and taught there for many years afterward.
The tragedies of his childhood, which included the death of his mother when Eberhart was 18, as well as his experiences during the Great Depression and as an aerial gunnery instructor during World War II had a noticeable influence on his poetry. His poetry addresses romantic sentiments of an earlier century in a modernist fashion.
Eberhart received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1966 for his volume Selected Poems 1930-1965 and the National Book Award in 1977 for his volume Collected Poems 1930-1976.
Source: Poetry Foundation Website
John Scott of Amwell
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A. E. Housman
Walter Savage Landor
The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment
Song Collection: Aftermath
Composer(s): Ned Rorem
Song(s): 1. The Drum
2. Tygers of Wrath
3. The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment
4. The Park
5. Sonnet LXIV
6. On his Seventy-Fifth Birthday
8. Remorse for Any Death