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Louise Bogan

Louise BoganBorn: 11-Aug-1897
Birthplace: Livermore Falls, ME
Died: 4-Feb-1970
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The New Yorker poetry critic

Father: (clerk)
Husband: (soldier, m. 1916, d. 1920)
Husband: Raymond Holden (poet, m. 1925, div. 1937)
Boyfriend: Theodore Roethke (poet)

    High School: Boston's Girls' Latin School
    University: Boston University (one year)

    The New Yorker Poetry Critic (1931-69)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1968
    Guggenheim Foundation Advisory Board (1955-58)
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1955 (with Léonie Adams)

Author of books:
Body of This Death (1923, poetry)
Dark Summer (1929, poetry)
The Sleeping Fury (1937, poetry)
Poems and New Poems (1941, poetry)
Achievement in American Poetry, 1900-1950 (1951, criticism)
Selected Criticism: Poetry and Prose (1955, criticism)
The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923-1968 (1968, poetry)
A Poet's Alphabet: Reflections on the Literary Art and Vocation (1970, criticism)
What the Woman Lived: Selected Letters of Louise Bogan, 1920-1970 (1973, letters)
Journey Around My Room: The Autobiography of Louise Bogan: A Mosaic (1980, memoir)


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