This I Believe. Robert Hillyer is a poet, a Pulitzer Prize winner, who has recently published a new book of lyric poems, The Suburb By the Sea. Known to many through his writings, he is also the president of the Poetry Society of America, and was formerly a teacher in such colleges as Harvard and Kenyon. Born in East Orange, New Jersey, he now makes his home with his family in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hear now a poet's creed.