Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wallace Stevens was a successful insurance executive who also became a noted poet. He never learned to drive a car, so he walked the two miles from his home on Westerly Terrace to his job at The Hartford.
One of his poems was Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. A group called the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens raised funds to place thirteen granite stone markers along Stevens' path to his office. Each marker bears another stanza from Blackbirds.
Here is a Boston Globe story about the walk.