Karl Shapiro

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Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
May 14, 2000 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1913
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
May 14, 2000 (86)

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About

Fifth Poet Laureate of the United States who won a Pulitzer Prize for a 1945 work entitled V-Letter and Other Poems. His other poetry collections include The Old Horsefly, The Bourgeois Poet, and Adult Bookstore.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Virginia and criticized the institution for its anti-Semitic and racist views.

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He taught English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and at the University of California, Davis.

Family Life

He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Evalyn Katz in 1945.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of poet William Carlos Williams.

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