Marianne Moore

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Birthday
15, 1887
Birthplace
Kirkwood, MO
Death Date
Feb 5, 1972 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1887
Birthplace
Kirkwood, MO
Death Date
Feb 5, 1972 (84)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning, modernist poet known for such witty works as "O To Be a Dragon" and "A Face." Her most famous poem, the aptly-titled "Poetry," was published in 1919.

Before Fame

She began writing poems at age seven, but did not consider herself a poet until she was in her thirties.

Trivia

Her 1951 Collected Poems received not only the Pulitzer Prize, but also the Bollingen Prize and the National Book Award.

Family Life

She was born near St. Louis, Missouri to a Presbyterian minister's daughter and a mechanical engineer.

Associated With

She was a close associate of Wallace Stevens, Mirna Loy, James Merrill, and other well-known poets of her era.