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  1. Lindsay, Vachel Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay(noun)

    United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)


  1. Vachel Lindsay

    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was an American poet. He is considered the father of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive correspondence with the poet Yeats details his intentions to revive the musical qualities in poetry as had been practiced by the ancient Greeks. Because of his identity as a performance artist and his use of American Midwest themes, Lindsay became known in the 1910s as the "Prairie Troubador." For the final twenty years of his life, Lindsay was one of the best-known poets in the US. His reputation was high enough to enable him to befriend, encourage, and mentor other poets, such as Langston Hughes and Sara Teasdale. However, his poetry lacked elements that encouraged the attention of academic scholarship, and after his death he became an obscure figure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vachel lindsay in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vachel lindsay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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