1926 – Born on February 18th in North Carolina. American poet and author.
1955 – He wrote and published his first book, Ommateum with Doxology.
1964 – He was a professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1965 – He wrote the long poem, Tape for the Turn of the Year.
1973 – Won the National Book Award for his Collected Poems.
1975 – Won the Bollingen Prize.
1986 – Recipient of the North Carolina Award in literature.
1995 – Received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.
2001 – Died on February 25th.