Mona Van Duyn

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Birthday
9, 1921
Birthplace
Waterloo, IA
DEATH DATE
Dec 2, 2004 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
9, 1921
Birthplace
Waterloo, IA
DEATH DATE
Dec 2, 2004 (83)

About

Former United States Poet Laureate who received the 1971 National Book Award for a poetry collection entitled To See, To Take. For another collection, Near Changes, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Before Fame

She studied at Iowa State Teachers College and at the State University of Iowa.

Trivia

Her late poetic works include Firefall and If It Be Not I, both published in 1994.

Family Life

She grew up in Eldora, Iowa. She married Jarvis Thurston in 1943.

Associated With

She was influenced by the work of author Virginia Woolf.