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Name the United States poet who travelled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)

Asked by Jack Johnson, 18 Aug '08 05:54 pm
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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 December 5, 1931) was an American poet. His exuberant recitation of some of his work led some critics to compare it to jazz poetry despite his persistent protests. Because of his use of American Midwest themes he also became known as the "Prairie Troubador."
While in New York in 1905 Lindsay turned to poetry in earnest. He tried to sell his poems on the streets. Self-printing his poems, he began to barter a pamphlet entitled 'Rhymes To Be Traded For Bread', which he traded for food as a self-perceived modern version of a medieval troubadour.
From March to May, 1906, Lindsay traveled roughly 600 miles on foot from Jacksonville, Florida to Kentucky, again trading his poetry for food and lodging. From April to May, 1908, Lindsay undertook another poetry-selling trek, walking from New York City to Hiram, Ohio.
From May to September 1912 he travelled again on foot from Illinois to New Mexico, trading his poems for food and lodgi ...more
Answered by Zeus, 19 Aug '08 04:53 pm

 
  
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Vachel Lindsay
Answered by amit kumar, 18 Aug '08 05:55 pm

 
  
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Vachel lindsay of illinois........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 18 Aug '08 06:01 pm

 
  
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Vachel Lindsay..
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Vachel Lindsay
Answered by rabin chakraborty, 18 Aug '08 05:57 pm

 
  
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