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Name:    Moore, Marianne
Born/Started:     Nov. 15, 1887
Died/Ended:     Feb. 05, 1972
Description:     Marianne Moore was a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who spent her childhood in St. Louis. Born in Kirkwood, she was known for her keen sense of detail and her precise use of language. She published many volumes of poetry in 50 years, including Collected Works (1951), which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. She also was the winner of the first Wednesday Club´s annual poetry contest and judged it many times. Moore appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and received an honorary degree from Washington University in 1967.

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