Philip D. Appleman

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Birthday
8, 1926
Birthplace
Indiana
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1926 (age 93)
Birthplace
Indiana

About

American poet, author, and academic who is known for Perfidious Proverbs, Shame the Devil, and other works. His literary honors include the Castagnola Award and a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship.

Before Fame

He studied at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. He joined the military during World War II.

Trivia

He signed the Humanist Manifesto in 2003.

Family Life

He married Marjorie Appleman, a playwright. He taught for many years in Indiana University's Department of English.

Associated With

He became an expert on Charles Darwin and wrote two poetry collections -- Darwin's Ark and Darwin's Bestiary -- dedicated to the renowned naturalist.