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John Ciardi

John CiardiAKA John Anthony Ciardi

Born: 24-Jun-1916
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 30-Mar-1986
Location of death: Edison, NJ
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: How Does a Poem Mean?

Military service: US Army Air Corps (aerial gunner, 1942-45, WWII)

Wife: Myra Judith Hostetter (m. 28-Jul-1946, until his death, three children)

    University: Bates College
    University: BA, Tufts University (1938)
    University: MA, University of Michigan (1939)
    Professor: University of Kansas City
    Professor: Harvard University
    Professor: Rutgers University

    The Saturday Review Poetry Editor (1956-72)
    National Public Radio On-Air Columnist
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Author of books:
Homeward to America (1940, poetry)
How Does a Poem Mean? (1960, textbook)
Person to Person (1964, poetry)
The Little That Is All (1974, poetry)
Limericks, Too Gross (1978, poetry, with Isaac Asimov)
For Instance (1979, poetry)
A Browser's Dictionary and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language (1980, dictionary)
A Grossery of Limericks (1981, poetry, with Isaac Asimov)
A Second Browser's Dictionary and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language (1983, dictionary)
The Birds of Pompeii (1985, poetry)
The Collected Poems of John Ciardi (1997, poetry)


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