Marilyn Hacker

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Birthday
27, 1942
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
27, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
New York

About

American poet, literary critic, translator, and academic known for works such as Going Back to the River and Presentation Piece. The latter collection received the National Book Award for Poetry.

Before Fame

She grew up in The Bronx as the daughter of Jewish immigrants and began her studies at New York University at age fifteen.

Trivia

She won the 2009 PEN Award for her translation of Marie Etienne's King of a Hundred Horsemen.

Family Life

She identified as a lesbian, but married gay science fiction writer Samuel Delany. The couple had a daughter in 1974 before divorcing on good terms in 1980.

Associated With

She edited a literary journal at New York University that published poems by Charles Simic.