Anthony Hecht

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Birthday
16, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 20, 2004 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1923
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 20, 2004 (81)

About

Twentieth-century American poet known for Millions of Strange Shadows, A Summoning of Stones, and other Holocaust-themed works. He is remembered for being one of the founders of a light verse form known as the double dactyl.

Before Fame

He was a member of the 97th Infantry Division that liberated the Flossenburg Nazi concentration camp at the end of World War II.

Trivia

He attended Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and later taught at the University of Rochester.

Family Life

He was born into a German-Jewish family in New York. He later married Helen Hecht.

Associated With

He and Allen Tate were literary contemporaries.