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Karl Shapiro

Karl ShapiroAKA Karl Jay Shapiro

Born: 10-Nov-1913
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 14-May-2000
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Person, Place and Thing

Military service: US Army (WWII, Pacific Theater)

Father: Joseph Shapiro
Mother: Sarah Omansky Shapiro
Wife: Evalyn Katz (m. 1945, div. 1967, three children)
Wife: Teri Kovach (m. 31-Jul-1967)
Wife: Sophie Wilkins (wife #3)

    University: University of Virginia (attended 1932-33)
    University: Johns Hopkins University
    Professor: Johns Hopkins University (1948-)
    Professor: English, University of Nebraska (1956-)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1966-68)
    Professor: University of California at Davis (1968-86)

    Poetry Editor (1950-56)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1945 for V-Letter and Other Poems
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1969 (with John Berryman)

Author of books:
Person, Place and Thing (1942, poetry)
V-Letter and Other Poems (1944, poetry)
Beyond Criticism (1953, criticism)
Poems of a Jew (1958, poetry)
In Defense of Ignorance (1960, criticism)
The Bourgeois Poet (1964, poetry)
White-Haired Lover (1968, poetry)
To Abolish Children (1968, poetry)
The Poetry Wreck (1975, poetry)
Adult Bookstore (1976, poetry)
Collected Poems, 19481978 (1978, poetry)
Reports of My Death (1990, memoir)
The Wild Card (1998, poetry)


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