Eve Merriam

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Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1992 (75)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Apr 11, 1992 (75)

About

American poet who won the 1981 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and released the book The Inner City Mother Goose which was described as one of the most banned books of its time.

Before Fame

She graduated with an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937 and went to graduate school at Columbia University.

Trivia

She won the Yale Younger Poets Prize for her first book, Family Circle, in 1946.

Family Life

She was married twice and became actress Jennifer Salt's stepmother.

Associated With

Like her, poet James Arlington Wright also won the Yale Younger Poets Prize.

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