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May Swenson

May SwensonBorn: 28-May-1913 [1]
Birthplace: Logan, UT
Died: 4-Dec-1989
Location of death: Ocean View, DE
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Another Animal

One of the top female poets of the 20th century.


[1] Sometimes given as 1919.

    University: BA, Utah State University (1939)

    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1981
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Another Animal (1954, poetry)
A Cage of Spines (1958, poetry)
To Mix with Time: New and Selected Poems (1963, poetry)
The Contemporary Poet as Artist and Critic (1964, nonfiction)
Poems to Solve (1966, poetry, juvenile)
Half Sun Half Sleep (1967, poetry)
Iconographs (1970, poetry)
More Poems to Solve (1971, poetry, juvenile)
New & Selected Things Taking Place (1978, poetry)
In Other Words (1987, poetry)
The Love Poems of May Swenson (1991, poetry)
Nature: Poems New and Old (1994, poetry)
May Out West (1996, poetry)



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