Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for All the King’s Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.

Books in order of publication:

  • John Brown: The Making of a Martyr (1929)
  • Old and Blind (1931)
  • Thirty-six Poems (1936)
  • An Approach to Literature (1938), with Cleanth Brooks and John Thibaut Purser
  • Understanding Poetry (1939), with Cleanth Brooks
  • Night Rider (1939). Novel
  • Eleven Poems on the Same Theme (1942)
  • At Heaven’s Gate (1943). Novel
  • Understanding Fiction (1943), with Cleanth Brooks
  • Selected Poems, 1923–1943 (1944)
  • Melville the poet 1946. The Kenyon Review 8(2).208-223.
  • All the King’s Men (1946). Novel
  • Blackberry Winter: A Story Illustrated by Wightman Williams (1946)
  • The Circus in the Attic, and Other Stories (1947)
  • Fundamentals of Good Writing: A Handbook of Modern Rhetoric (1950), with Cleanth Brooks
  • World Enough and Time (1950). Novel
  • Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices (1953)
  • Band of Angels (1955). Novel
  • Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South (1956)
  • Promises: Poems: 1954–1956 (1957)
  • Selected Essays (1958)
  • Remember the Alamo! (1958). For children
  • The Cave (1959). Novel
  • The Gods of Mount Olympus (1959). For children
  • How Texas Won Her Freedom (1959). For children
  • All the King’s Men: A Play (1960)
  • You, Emperors, and Others: Poems 1957–1960 (1960)
  • The Legacy of the Civil War (1961)
  • Wilderness: A Tale of the Civil War (1961). Novel
  • Flood: A Romance of Our Time (1964). Novel
  • Who Speaks for the Negro? (1965)
  • Selected Poems: New and Old 1923–1966 (1966)
  • Incarnations: Poems 1966–1968 (1968)
  • Audubon: A Vision (1969). Book-length poem
  • Homage to Theodor Dreiser (1971)
  • John Greenleaf Whittier’s Poetry: An Appraisal and a Selection (1971)
  • Meet Me in the Green Glen (1971). Novel
  • American Literature: The Makers and the Making (1974), with Cleanth Brooks and R.W.B. Lewis
  • Or Else: Poem/Poems 1968–1974 (1974)
  • Democracy and Poetry (1975)
  • Selected Poems: 1923–1975 (1976)
  • A Place to Come to (1977). Novel
  • Now and Then: Poems 1976–1978 (1978)
  • Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices – A New Version (1979)
  • Being Here: Poetry 1977–1980 (1980)
  • Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back (1980)
  • Rumor Verified: Poems 1979–1980 (1981)
  • Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce (1983). Book-length poem
  • New and Selected Poems: 1923–1985 (1985)
  • Portrait of a Father (1988)
  • New and Selected Essays (1989)
  • The Collected Poems (1998), edited by John Burt
  • All the King’s Men: Three Stage Versions (2000), edited by James A. Grimshaw, Jr. and James A. Perkins
  • All the King’s Men: Restored Edition (2002), edited by Noel Polk
  • The Poets Laureate Anthology (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)