Hollander, John, 1929-2013

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John Hollander was born in New York City on October 28, 1929. He attended Columbia and Indiana Universities and was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows of Harvard University.

He is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including Picture Window (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003), Figurehead: And Other Poems (1999), Tesserae (1993), Selected Poetry (1993), Harp Lake (1988), Powers of Thirteen (1983), Spectral Emanations (1978), Types of Shape (1969), and A Crackling of Thorns (1958).

His seven books of criticism include: The Work of Poetry (1997), Melodious Guile (1988), The Figure of Echo (1981), Rhyme's Reason (1981), Vision and Resonance (1975), Images of Voice (1970), and The Untuning of the Sky (1961).

Hollander's many honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the MLA Shaughnessy Medal, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the current poet laureate of Connecticut, he has taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Yale, where he is currently the Sterling Professor emeritus of English.

Biographical note is drawn from Poets.org .

From the guide to the John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hollander, John. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1981-1982. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hollander, John, 1929-. Making it : poem, [n.d.]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Roberts, Len, 1947-2007. Len Roberts correspondence, 1983-2006. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vicki Hearne papers, 1920-2005, 1976-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Smith, Charlotte. Papers of Charlotte Smith, 1961-1996. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Weisgall, Hugo. A song of celebration / Hugo Weisgall ; [words by] John Hollander. Peabody Conservatory, Arthur Friedheim Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Pinsky, Robert. Robert Pinsky papers, circa 1960-2008. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
referencedIn Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Paul Auster Papers, 1963-1995, 1972-mid-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Frackenpohl, Arthur Roland, 1924-. Odd owls : for medium voice & piano / poems by John Hollander (used by permission) ; music by Arthur Frackenpohl. SUNY College at Potsdam, F.W. Crumb Memorial Library
referencedIn Van Duyn, Mona. Papers, 1942-1985. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Editorial archive, 1974-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Inventory of the Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection Lit/Whitman MSS 00144 ., 1855-2001 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Beattie, Ann. Letters of Ann Beattie [manuscript], 1986-1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1835-1990 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Jordan Davies. Papers, 1979-1987. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Weisgall, Hugo. Lyrical interval : song-cycle for piano and low voice (1983-84) / music by Hugo Weisgall ; poems by John Hollander. Library of Congress
creatorOf Weisgall, Hugo. The hundred nights : opera in one act / [libretto] by John Hollander ; based on the modern Noh play "Sotoba Kamachi" by Yukio Mishima, as translated by Donald Keene ; music by Hugo Weisgall. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Hollander, John. The empire of the ear: a preliminary investigation of the setting of poetry in Elizabethan England. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hollander, John. Letter to Charlotte Smith. Woodbridge, CT. 1985 May 8. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn William Harmon Papers (#4568), 1939-2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Yale University Press records, 1919-1964 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976. Papers, 1966-1967. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Van Duyn, Mona. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Amichai, Yehuda. Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents Ho-J). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Hearne, Vicki, 1946-2001. Vicki Hearne papers, 1920-2005 (bulk 1976-2001). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn Frackenpohl, Arthur Roland, 1924-. Odd owls : for soprano and piano / poems by John Hollander (used with permission) ; music by Arthur Frackenpohl. SUNY College at Potsdam, F.W. Crumb Memorial Library
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Woodbridge CT US
New York NY US
Manhattan NY US
Branford CT US
Subject
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Authors
Poets
College teachers
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Person

Birth 1929-10-28

Death 2013-08-17

Americans

English

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