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. AlfredPrufrock." In 1948, Eliot won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His "CollectedPoems" include obscure gems you may not have run across before, as well as morefamous poems like "The Hollow Men." As a foretaste, here's a brief passagefrom "Prufrock":

We have lingered in the chambers of the seaBy sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brownTill human voices wake us, and we drown.