Amy Clampitt

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Birthday
15, 1920
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Sep 10, 1994 (74)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1920
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Sep 10, 1994 (74)

About

Twentieth-century American poet, author, and recipient of the Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships. Her nine poetry collections include What the Light Was Like, Westward, and A Silence Opens.

Before Fame

She was raised in New Providence, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College before relocating to New York City.

Trivia

She published The Kingfisher, her first full-length poetry collection, at the age of sixty-three.

Family Life

She was born into an Iowa Quaker family. She later taught at numerous universities, including Amherst College, Smith College, and the College of William and Mary.

Associated With

She grew up in the American Midwest, as did Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks.