Louis Simpson

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Birthday
27, 1923
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Sep 18, 2012 (89)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1923
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Sep 18, 2012 (89)

About

Poet and 1964 Pulitzer Prize recipient whose best- known works include At the End of the Open Road and Struggling Times. After publishing The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems, 1940–2001, he was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Before Fame

He studied at Columbia University and at the University of Paris. He published his debut poetry collection, The Arrivistes, in 1949.

Trivia

He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.

Family Life

He was the son of Jamaican lawyer Aston Simpson and his Russian-born wife Rosalind Marantz.

Associated With

He and Claude McKay were both poets of Jamaican heritage.