NE Quadrant, Capitol Hill, Federal Government Employees, Also of Interest

Robert Sargent
(1912 - April 24, 2006)

815 A St. NE, Apt. #2, Capitol Hill neighborhood, DC.

Sargent is the author of twelve books of poems, including Aspects of a Southern Story (1983), Fish Galore (1989), and Wonderous News (2002). He was actively involved in several DC literary organizations, including Washington Writers Publishing House, the Word Works, the Folger Poetry Advisory Committee, and the Capitol Hill Poetry Group. In 1996, he received the Poetry Committee's Columbia Merit Award.

During World War II, Sargent served in the US Navy. Following the war, he transferred to the Pentagon, where he worked in defensive weapons technology until his retirement in 1972. During his tenure at the Pentagon, he received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy.

Sargent’s first book of poetry, Now Is Always the Miraculous Time, was published by Washington Writers’ Publishing House in 1977. He published his last book, Lula and I, about his young adopted daughter, in 2004, when he was 91.

Links

Beltway Poetry Quarterly, "Robert Sargent: Remembering a Friend and Poet"
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, eight poems