Louise Bogan

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Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Feb 4, 1970 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Feb 4, 1970 (72)

About

American poet, translator, and literary critic whose best-known works include Body of This Death and Dark Summer. She became the fourth United States Poet Laureate in 1945.

Before Fame

She attended Boston University, but left school after a year to marry a United States Army corporal.

Trivia

During the 1930s, she worked as a poetry editor for The New Yorker.

Family Life

Her first marriage to Corporal Curt Alexander lasted only two years. In 1943, she married fellow writer Raymond Holden; however, after twelve years, this marriage also ended in divorce.

Associated With

She was a friend of poet W.H. Auden.