John Ciardi

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Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Mar 30, 1986 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1916
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Mar 30, 1986 (69)

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About

American poet and translator whose works include I Marry You and Homeward to America. He was also a columnist and poetry editor for the Saturday Review.

Before Fame

He was raised in Boston's Little Italy neighborhood, and he later attended the University of Michigan.

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He published a translation of Dante's famous Divine Comedy, as well as several collections of poems for children.

Family Life

With his wife, Judith Hostetter, he raised three children.

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His literary work was influenced by the poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas.

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