T. S. Eliot was born in Saint Louis in 1888, but he moved to London in 1914.
Three years later he wrote his first major poem, "The Love song of J. Alfred
Prufrock." In 1948, Eliot won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His "Collected
Poems" include obscure gems you may not have run across before, as well as more
famous poems like "The Hollow Men." As a foretaste, here's a brief passage
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.