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Tilbury Town is a fictional American town which is the location for many works by the American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson. [1]

The small New England village was modeled after Gardiner, Maine, where Robinson grew up. [2]

Tilbury Town is the setting of “Richard Cory”, “Mr. Flood’s Party”, and “Luke Havergall”, all of which are included in the Columbia Anthology of the 500 most anthologized poems in the English language. Most of Robinson’s non-Arthurian characters only appear in one poem; however, four residents of Tilbury Town—Calverly, Clavering, Leffingwell, and Lingard—are mentioned in at least three poems each.

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References

  1. Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1953). Tilbury Town: selected poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson. Macmillan. ASIN   B0007DX44O.
  2. Zietlow, Paul (June 1967). "The Meaning of Tilbury Town: Robinson as a Regional Poet". The New England Quarterly . 40 (2): 188–211.
    - Free, William J. (March 1966). "E. A. Robinson's Use of Emerson". American Literature . 38 (1): 9–84.
    - Comas, Beatrice H. (July 9, 1977). "Edward Alington Robinson, poet from "Tilbury Town"". Lewiston Evening Journal via Google news.