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Howard Nemerov

Howard NemerovBorn: 1-Mar-1920
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-Jul-1991
Location of death: University City, MO
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Poet Laureate, 1987-88

Military service: Royal Canadian Air Force; US Army Air Corps (WWII pilot)

Father: David Nemerov
Mother: Gertrude Russek
Sister: Diane Arbus (photographer)
Wife: Margaret Russell (m. 26-Jan-1944, one son)
Son: David

    University: BA, Harvard University (1941)
    Professor: Bennington College (1948-)

    US Poet Laureate (1987-88)
    National Book Award for Poetry 1978 for Collected Poems
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1978 for Collected Poems
    National Medal of Arts 1987
    St. Louis Walk of Fame

Author of books:
The Image and the Law (1947, poetry)
The Melodramatists (1949, novel)
Guide to the Ruins (1950, poetry)
Federigo, or the Power of Love (1954)
The Salt Garden (1955, poetry)
The Homecoming Game (1957, novel)
Mirrors and Windows (1958, poetry)
A Commodity of Dreams (1959)
New and Selected Poems (1960, poetry)
The Next Room of the Dram (1963, poetry)
The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977, won Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award)


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