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W. D. Snodgrass

W. D. SnodgrassAKA William De Witt Snodgrass

Born: 5-Jan-1926
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, PA
Died: 13-Jan-2009
Location of death: Madison County, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heart's Needle

Military service: US Navy (WWII, Pacific theater)

Wife: Kathleen Browne (wife #4)

    University: Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
    University: University of Iowa
    Professor: Cornell University (1955-57)
    Professor: University of Rochester (1957-58)
    Professor: Wayne State University (1958-68)
    Professor: University of Delaware (1979-94)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1960 for Heart's Needle
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Heart's Needle (1959, poetry)
After Experience (1968, poetry)
Remains (1970, poetry)
In Radical Pursuit (1975, criticism)
The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress (1977, poetry)
If Birds Build with Your Hair (1979, poetry)
D.D. Byrde Calling Jennie Wrenn (1984, poetry)
W.D.'s Midnight Carnival (1988, poetry)
The Death of Cock Robin (1989, poetry)
The Führer Bunker: The Complete Cycle (1995, poetry)
To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (2003, criticism)

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