Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet.
He made his name with the poem "Conquistador" in 1932, which describes Corts' march to the Aztec capital, but his later plays in verse, Panic in 1935 and Air Raid in 1938, deal with contemporary problems.
He was born in Illinois, was assistant secretary of state (1944-1945), and helped to draft the constitution of UNESCO.
From 1949-1962 he was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard, and his essays Poetry and Opinion in 1950 reflect his feeling that a poet should be "committed", expressing his outlook in his verse.
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Archibald Macleish was an American author and poet.