Mary Ethel Barnard

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Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Aug 25, 2001 (91)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1909
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Aug 25, 2001 (91)

About

American poet, translator, and biographer known for her translations of works by the Ancient Greek poet Sappho. Barnard's other works include Mythmakers and a verse memoir entitled Nantucket Genesis: The Tale of My Tribe.

Before Fame

She grew up in Washington state and graduated from Oregon's Reed College. She published her debut work, A Few Poems, in 1952.

Trivia

She received the Western States Book Award for Time and the White Tigress, a work published in 1986.

Family Life

Her father was a Vancouver-based logger.

Associated With

She was mentored by Ezra Pound.

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