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Edgar Bowers

Edgar BowersAKA William Edgar Bowers, Jr.

Born: 2-Mar-1924
Birthplace: Rome, GA
Died: 4-Feb-2000
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: For Louis Pasteur

Military service: US Army (Counter Intelligence Corps, WWII, discharged 1946)

At the end of WWII served in Army Intelligence at Berchtesgaden, Adolf Hitler's retreat. He was a student of poet Yvor Winters at Stanford.

Father: William Edgar Bowers, Sr. (ran a nursery)
Mother: Grace Lydia Anderson (teacher)
Sister: Lydia Eleanor Bowers (b. 1926)

    University: BA French and German, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University: PhD English, Stanford University (1953)
    Professor: Duke University
    Professor: Harpur College
    Professor: University of California at Santa Barbara (1958-91)

    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1989
    Guggenheim Fellowship (twice)
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism

Author of books:
The Form of Loss (1956, poetry)
The Astronomers (1965, poetry)
Living Together (1973, poetry)
For Louis Pasteur (1989, poetry)
Collected Poems (1997, poetry)



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