Fearing, Kenneth (Flexner)(1902–61) poet, writer; born in Oak Park, Ill. He studied at the University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1924), and settled in New York City (1924). A freelance writer, he was concerned with themes of social justice, as seen in his poetry, and in the novel The Big Clock (1946).
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