Alfred Corn

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14, 1943
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14, 1943 (age 75)


Georgia-born poet whose best-known works include Notes from a Child of Paradise and A Call in the Midst of the Crowd. He taught for many years in Columbia University's Graduate Writing Program.

Before Fame

He earned his B.A. in French literature from Emory University in 1965 and subsequently received a master's degree in the same subject from Columbia University. He published his first poetry collection, All Roads at Once, in 1976.


He received the 1982 Levinson Prize and a 1987 Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets.

Family Life

He met his wife, Ann Jones, while studying in France on a Fulbright Scholarship. Following his divorce from Jones, he was in a relationship with architect Walter Brown from 1971 until 1976 and with poet and critic J.D. McClatchy from 1977 until 1989.

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Harold Bloom was one of the first literary critics to praise and champion Corn's poetic work.