While at Lafayette Roethke meets his first lover, Mary Kunkel.
He also publishes three of his poems in The Harp.
He has a series of mental breakdowns that gave him inspiration.
He falls in love with the university librarian, Kitty Stokes.
She encourages him to publish a book.
He has a number of relationships there, one of which with a student.
When he was about to be dismissed, he decides to quit.
At his time there, he finishes most of his material for his second book.
He takes time off to work on the material for his second book.
He had another bout of depression and received electroshock therapy.
While in Seattle has a brief relationship with Jerry Lee Willis in the English department.
Spent the summer in Saginaw to work on his third book.
Upon his return he gets admitted for the stress he placed on himself to complete his third book.
Beatrice was his former student in Bennington College.
They honeymoon in Europe.
They were reunited at a poetry reading in New York.
He sufferd a minor mental breakdown and then three months later his mother dies.
He also hospitalized for three months after having another breakdown.
They are awarded for his book, Words for the Wind.
From the University of Michigan.
He was unable to revise it before his death.
He suffered from it in a friend's swimming pool in Washington.
His body was buried with his mother and father in Saginaw, Michigan.