Nemerov, Howard

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Birth 1920-03-01
Death 1991-07-05

Biographical notes:

Howard Nemerov was an American educator and author, most widely known for his poetry. His verse could be poignant, philosophical, or witty, and was awarded numerous honors including a Pulitzer Prize. A long-time professor at Washington University in St. Louis, he also published memorable prose, and contributed editorial work or commentary for numerous publications.

From the description of Howard Nemerov letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1963 Sept. 5. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54667717

Howard Nemerov was an American poet, novelist, and critic.

From the description of Letter from Howard Nemerov in Waltham, Mass., to Mr. Upton, 1967. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32605268

Author and educator Howard Nemerov was born in New York and educated at Harvard. A pilot in World War II, he has worked as a professor at numerous schools, notably Washington University in St. Louis. Primarily a poet, Nemerov has produced an impressive collection of diverse, intelligent, and accessible poems, notable for their ironic voice and eclectic subject matter. He has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1978.

From the description of Howard Nemerov letters and postal cards to Tambimuttu, 1956-1957. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815677

American author and poet and professor of English, Washington University; b. 1920.

From the description of Papers, 1939-1985. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 28419773

American author.

From the description of Papers. 1939-1983. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 12929835

American poet, writer, and educator.

From the description of Letter, [19]49 Apr. 27, Bennington, Vt., to Louise Saunders, Clinton, N.Y. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364301


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