Oscar Williams

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Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
Letychiv, Ukraine
Death Date
Oct 10, 1964 (63)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
Letychiv, Ukraine
Death Date
Oct 10, 1964 (63)

About

Poet and literary anthologist known for poems such as "Shopping for Meat in Winter" and "The City's Face." His works are known for their focus on urban issues and for their New Apocalyptic and Neo-Romantic aesthetic.

Before Fame

His birth name was Oscar Kaplan, and he was born in the Ukraine. When he was seven years old, his family immigrated to the United States.

Trivia

He edited several important anthologies, including The Pocket Book of Modern Verse and Master Poems of the English Language.

Family Life

He was married to Gene Derwood, whose poetry received more praise than that of her husband. The couple had a son who attended boarding schools and rarely saw his Manhattan-based parents.

Associated With

He and poet Dylan Thomas were contemporaries and friends.