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The Emperor of Ice-Cream

The Emperor of Ice-Cream


by Wallace Stevens

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Did you know that Wallace Stevens was a lawyer at one point? He then went on to have a very successful career in insurance. Hey, poets need day jobs too. (Source.)

Car pool, anyone? Stevens never learned to drive. Still, he was cool with walking to work. It gave him time to think up his poems. (Source.)

Stevens submitted his first poems for a contest under the pseudonym "Peter Parasol." What, "Umberto Umbrella" was taken? (Source.)

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