May Swenson

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Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
Logan, UT
Death Date
Dec 4, 1989 (76)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1913
Birthplace
Logan, UT
Death Date
Dec 4, 1989 (76)

About

American poet known for her use of vivid sexual imagery in works such as The Complete Love Poems of May Swenson. She received numerous literary honors, including the Shelley Poetry Award, the Bollingen Prize, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award.

Before Fame

She grew up in a Mormon household and attended Utah State University.

Trivia

She published poems in The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

Family Life

She was the first of ten children born to Margaret and Dan Arthur Swenson.

Associated With

Her poem "Question" was featured in Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host.