Southern poet who established his literary reputation through the publication of two poetry collections: Chills and Fever and Two Gentlemen in Bonds. He was a receiver of both Bollingen Prize as well as the Country wide Book Prize. He examined at Vanderbilt School, where he founded a literary group known as the Fugitives and edited an important journal that released the functions of Southern Modernist poets. His Preferred Poems collection received the Country wide Reserve Award in 1964. He was among four children blessed to a Methodist minister in Pulaski, Tennessee. He and writer Allen Tate had been both Southern Agrarian authors.