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A. R. Ammons

A. R. AmmonsAKA Archie Randolph Ammons

Born: 18-Feb-1926
Birthplace: Whiteville, NC
Died: 25-Feb-2001
Location of death: Ithaca, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sphere

Military service: US Naval Reserve (WWII)

Father: (tobacco farmer)
Wife: Phyllis Plumbo (m. 1949, one son)
Son: John

    University: Wake Forest College (1949)
    University: University of California at Berkeley (graduate study)
    Professor: Creative Writing, Cornell University (1964-98)

    National Book Award for Poetry 1973 for Collected Poems, 1951-1971
    National Book Award for Poetry 1993 for Garbage
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1975

Author of books:
Ommateum: With Doxology (1955, poetry)
Expressions of Sea Level (1963, poetry)
Corson's Inlet (1965, poetry)
Tape for the Turn of the Year (1965, poetry)
Uplands (1970, poetry)
Collected Poems 1951-1971 (1972, poetry)
Sphere (1974, poetry)
Selected Longer Poems (1980, poetry)
A Coast of Trees (1981, poetry)
Selected Poems (1987, poetry)
Sumerian Vistas (1988, poetry)
Garbage (1993, poetry)
Glare (1997, poetry)



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