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Richard Purdy Wilbur MP
(1921 - 2017)
Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice rec...
W. S. Merwin MP
William Stanley Merwin (born September 30, 1927) is an American poet, credited with over fifty books of poetry, translation and prose.
Father: William Merwin
Mother: Anna Jaynes
Anne Sexton MP
(1928 - 1974)
"Anne Harvey", "Anne Sexton"
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Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book L...
Robert T.S. Lowell IV MP
(1917 - 1977)
Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV (March 1, 1917 – September 12, 1977) was an American poet, considered the founder of the confessional poetry movement. He was appointed the sixth Poet Laureate Consulta...
Edna St. Vincent Millay MP
(1892 - 1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892–1950
Throughout much of her career, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most successful and respected poets in America. She is noted for bo...
Sara Trevor Teasdale MP
(1884 - 1933)
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Sara was named after her grandmother. Teasdale's first word was "pretty". According to her mother, Sara's love of pretty things was what inspired her poetry.
Teasdale was alwa...
Stephen Vincent Benét MP
(1898 - 1943)
American muse, whose strong and diverse heart
So many men have tried to understand
But only made it smaller with their art
Because you are as various as your land ...
- from John Brown's B...
Gary Sherman Snyder MP
Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), as well as an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist (frequen...
William Rose Benét MP
(1886 - 1950)
William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950) was the brother of the poet and novelist Stephen Vincent Benét and the husband of the American poet Elinor Wylie. He was born in Brooklyn, New York,...