Wallace Stevens http://www.poetryfoundation.org/uploads/authors/wallace-stevens/448x/wallace-stevens.jpg

Acclaimed poet Wallace Stevens was offered a professorship at Harvard after receiving the Pulitzer Prize, but turned it down. The reason? He’d have to leave his job at Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, where he worked for nearly 40 years.

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