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Name:    Nemerov, Howard
Category:  Cultural Life, Education
Born/Started:     Feb. 29, 1920
Died/Ended:     Jul. 05, 1991
Description:    Born in New York City, Nemerov was the son of a well-to-do New York City merchant who owned Russek‚Äôs Fifth Avenue. He graduated from Harvard in 1941, served in World War II, and began teaching in 1946. His first volume of poetry, The Image and the Law, was published the next year.

In 1969, he became professor of English at Washington University, the first Fannie Hurst Professor of Creative Literature. In addition to 13 volumes of poetry, his works include novels, stories and a notable body of criticism. He was inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1977. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov won The National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He served as poet laureate of the United States from 1988-1990.



Reference
Literary St. Louis: a Guide

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