Bryant William Cullen

Bry·ant

 (brī′ənt), William Cullen 1794-1878.
American poet, critic, and editor known especially for his early nature poems, such as "Thanatopsis" (1811) and "To a Waterfowl" (1821). As editor and part owner (1829-1878) of the New York Evening Post he advocated reforms ranging from abolitionism to free trade.