Moss, Howard, 1922-1987

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Howard Moss (1922-1987) was an American poet, dramatist, essayist, and editor.

Among his awards for literary work were the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and the National Book Award. He was best known as the poetry editor of the New Yorker magazine, a post he held from 1948 until 1987. Other professional activities included his collaboration with the composer Ned Rorem.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608118

Howard Moss (1922-1987) was an American poet, dramatist, children's author, editor, and critic. Born in New York City, he attended the University of Michigan 1939-1940 where he won a Hopwood Award; Harvard University during the summer of 1942; and received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1943. He later did graduate work at Columbia University.

Moss was an instructor at Vassar College in 1945-1946, and in 1948 became the Poetry Editor of The New Yorker magazine, a post he held for more than thirty-five years until his death in 1987.

Some of Moss' works include the following:

The Wound and the Weather, Reynal, 1943. The Toy Fair, Scribner, 1954. A Swimmer in the Air, Scribner, 1957. A Winter Come, A Summer Gone, Poems 1946-1960, Scribner, 1960. Finding Them Lost, Scribner, 1965. Second Nature, 1968. The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust, Macmillan, 1962.

Moss was awarded the 1972 National Book Award for his Selected Poems .

From the guide to the Howard Moss Collection, 1941-1966, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Olds, Sharon. Typed letter signed : New York, to Howard Moss, 1980 Oct. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Marianne Moore collection of papers, 1887-1975, 1921-1969 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn V. R. Lang papers, 1929-1974 (inclusive) 1943-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stern, Gerald, 1925-. Gerald Stern papers, 1920s-2007. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rosenberger, Francis Coleman, 1915-. Papers of [Francis] Coleman Rosenberger, 1946-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. Papers of Norreys Jephson O'Conor, 1890-1964 (bulk 1940-1958). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Glenway Wescott collection of papers, 1917-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn John Eugene Unterecker Papers, 1961-1987 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. Pilgrim's hymn / music by Otto Luening ; words by Howard Moss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brown, Spencer, 1909-1989. Spencer Brown papers, 1909-1991. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004. Joan Aiken collection, 1963-1994. Boston University. School of Medicine
creatorOf Howard Moss Collection, 1941-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ziff, Lloyd. Happy birthday N.B.C.C. 1974-1984 ; the National Book Critics Circle tenth anniversary, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. Pilgrim's hymn : for unison or two part chorus or solo voice or duet / words by Howard Moss ; music by Otto Luening. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sherry Mangan papers, 1923-1961. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Angell, Roger. New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Merrill collection of papers, 1965-1994 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Fales Manuscript Collection, ca. 1700-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. New York : poems / edited by Howard Moss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Plath, Sylvia. Sylvia Plath collection, 1940-1981. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1936-1989 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Finkel, Donald. Papers, 1947-1983. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Hanson, Kenneth O., 1922-2003. Kenneth O. Hanson collection, 1945-1979. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stephen Sandy letters from poets, 1954-1988. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1975. Marianne Moore collection of papers, 1887-1975 bulk (1921-1969). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1944-1981. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910-. Papers, 1929-1970. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Robert Francis Papers MS 403., 1891-1986 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Van Duyn, Mona. Papers, 1942-1985. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Merrill, James Ingram. James Merrill collection of papers, 1965-1994. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wagoner, David. Papers, 1943-1965. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Sissman, L. E., 1928-1976. Papers, 1944-1981. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987. Glenway Wescott collection of papers, 1917-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ruthven Todd collection of papers, 1939-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman Collection, 1929-1976. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pinsky, Robert. Robert Pinsky papers, circa 1960-2008. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lechlitner, Ruth, 1901-1989. Papers of Ruth Lechlitner, 1919-1988. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. Papers, 1961-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Van Duyn, Mona. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978. Ruthven Todd collection of papers, 1939-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Notes from the castle : poems / by Howard Moss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Editorial archive, 1974-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. The silences : typescript drafts, [ca. 1962]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1985. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. Papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor, 1939-1977 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004. person
associatedWith Albee, Edward, 1928- person
associatedWith Anderson, Laurie, 1947- person
associatedWith Atheneum (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006. person
associatedWith Berryman, John, 1914-1972. person
associatedWith Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992. person
associatedWith Brennan, Maeve. person
associatedWith Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916- person
associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Brown, Spencer, 1909-1989. person
associatedWith Calisher, Hortense. person
associatedWith Clampitt, Amy. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Dickey, James. person
associatedWith Fales, DeCoursey, 1888-1966 person
correspondedWith Finkel, Donald. person
associatedWith Flanagan, William, 1923-1969. person
associatedWith Francis, Robert, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Frye, Northrop. person
associatedWith Gunn, Thom. person
associatedWith Gurganus, Allan, 1947- person
associatedWith Hall, Donald, 1928- person
associatedWith Hanson, Kenneth O., 1922-2003. person
associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Hazzard, Shirley, 1931- person
associatedWith Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004. person
associatedWith Hochman, Sandra. person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith Howard, Richard, 1929- person
associatedWith Ignatow, David, 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Jacobsen, Josephine. person
associatedWith Janeway, Elizabeth. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910- person
associatedWith Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998. person
associatedWith Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006. person
correspondedWith Lang, V. R., 1924-1956 person
associatedWith Lechlitner, Ruth, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Leiter, Robert. person
associatedWith Levine, Philip, 1928- person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 person
associatedWith Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. person
associatedWith Malanga, Gerard. person
correspondedWith Mangan, Sherry, 1904- person
associatedWith Maxwell, William, 1908-2000. person
associatedWith McKenna, Rosalie Thorne. person
associatedWith Merrill, James Ingram. person
associatedWith Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Mortimer, Penelope, 1918-1999. person
associatedWith Murdoch, Iris. person
associatedWith Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- person
associatedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- person
associatedWith O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885. person
associatedWith Olds, Sharon. person
associatedWith Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pinsky, Robert. person
associatedWith Plante, David. person
associatedWith Plath, Sylvia. person
correspondedWith Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, Dawn. person
associatedWith Rorem, Ned, 1923- person
associatedWith Rosenberger, Francis Coleman, 1915- person
associatedWith Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010. person
correspondedWith Sandy, Stephen, recipient. person
associatedWith Sarton, May, 1912-1995. person
associatedWith Schuyler, James. person
associatedWith Shawn, William. person
associatedWith Sissman, L. E., 1928-1976. person
associatedWith Spivack, Kathleen. person
associatedWith Stern, Gerald, 1925- person
associatedWith Strand, Mark, 1934- person
associatedWith Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. person
associatedWith Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978. person
associatedWith Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. person
correspondedWith Van Duyn, Mona. person
correspondedWith Wagoner, David. person
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. person
associatedWith Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987. person
associatedWith White, Edmund, 1940- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
American literature--20th century
Music
Dramatists, American
Music--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Poetry--Editing
Literature--American Poetry
Poets, American
Composition (Music)
Literature--Periodicals
Occupation
Librettists
Periodical editors
Dramatists
Poets
Authors
Function

Person

Birth 1922-01-22

Death 1987-09-16

Americans

English

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