Howard Nemerov

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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 5, 1991 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 5, 1991 (71)

About

Two-time United States Poet Laureate who wrote The Salt Garden and The Image of the Law, among other works. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov, he won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University and later served in World War II with both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Trivia

His famous sonnet, "A Primer of the Daily Round," appears in numerous literary anthologies.

Family Life

His sister was the renowned photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus. His father, art historian Alexander Nemerov, taught at Stanford University.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Dylan Thomas.

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