Kenneth Fearing

KENNETH FEARING (1902-1961) was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Voted wittiest boy and class pessimist in high school, he moved to New York City after graduating the University of Wisconsin. He published several well received volumes of poetry in addition to his novels, including "Angel Arms," "Dead Reckoning," and "Stranger at Coney Island and other poems." ROBERT POLITO is the author of "Doubles, A Reader's Guide to James Merrill's "The Changing Light at Sandover and "Savage Art: A Biography of...See more