Leonie Adams


Birthday December 9, 1899

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Jun 27, 1988 (88)

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American poet, author, editor, and seventh United States Poet Laureate. Her poetry collections include This Measure, Midsummer, and the Bollingen Prize-winning Poems: A Selection.

Before Fame

Her first poetry collection, Those Not Elect, was published when she was a teenager.


She once shared tea with Gertrude Stein in Paris.

Family Life

She married William Troy, a professor and fellow writer, in 1933.

Associated With

She was the friend and Barnard College roommate of American anthropologist Margaret Mead.