George Oppen

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Birthday
24, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 7, 1984 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 7, 1984 (76)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning Objectivist poet whose best- known works include Seascape: Needle's Eye and The Materials. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Of Being Numerous, a poetry collection published in 1968.

Before Fame

He attended Warren Military Academy in San Francisco, but he was expelled from school before he could graduate.

Trivia

He joined the Communist Party in the 1930s. Later, he received the Purple Heart for his military service in World War II.

Family Life

He wed Mary Colby, whom he had met at Oregon State Agricultural College.

Associated With

He briefly owned a publishing company that published works by William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.