Richard Howard

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Birthday
13, 1929
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1929 (age 89)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

American poet, author, translator, critic, and professor who published Untitled Subjects in 1969. His other poetic works include Fellow Feelings, Misgivings, and Fallacies of Wonder.

Before Fame

He studied at Paris' Sorbonne and worked briefly as a lexicographer.

Trivia

He received the National Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.

Family Life

He was adopted as an infant by Harry Orwitz and Emma Joseph, a Jewish couple living in Cleveland, Ohio.

Associated With

He was a friend of poet W.H. Auden.