Nicholas Vachel Lindsay


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Noun1.Nicholas Vachel Lindsay - United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)Nicholas Vachel Lindsay - United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)
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<i>The Annotated Letters of Nicholas Vachel Lindsay to Sara Trevor Teasdale</i>.
So gracious was he to those whom society had written off as unsalvageable that he was memorialized in a poem by American poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay. In "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven," Lindsay wrote of the welcome Booth received from walking lepers, lurching bravoes from the ditches, vermin-eaten saints and unwashed legions with the ways of death.
In a long written tribute, the poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay described a group of young people who had gravitated toward Lindsay in Springfield, Illinois.