Mapes, Arthur Franklin
|born on||16 March 1913 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )|
|Place||Kendallville, Indiana, 41n26, 85w16|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°05' 00°14 Asc. 18°19'|
American poet whose works include "Indiana," adopted as the Official State Poem of Indiana in 1963. In 1977, he was designated Indiana State Poet Laureate, a position that was not officially recognized by the State of Indiana until 1 July 2005. Much of his poetry reflected his humble beginnings and the love he had for his hometown, Kendallville, and state. His poetry also reflected his feelings on God, family, and nature. Many of his poems were printed in national and international publications.
In 1980, his collected poetry was published in a limited-edition hardcover book, Indiana Memories. He died on 4 January 1986, aged 72.
- Work : Gain social status 1977 (Indiana State Poet Laureate)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Indiana State Poet Laureate)