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Biography of Amy Clampitt

Amy Clampitt

Amy Clampitt (1920 - 1994)

Amy Clampitt was born on June 15, 1920, and brought up in New Providence, Iowa. Clampitt was the first born of five children. Both her father and her paternal grandfather were farmers. She graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. Her first commercially published volume of poems, The Kingfisher, published in 1983, was followed in 1985 by What the Light Was Like, in 1987 by Archaic Figure, and in 1990 by Westward. A Silence Opens was her last book which appeared in 1994.

She died in September 1994.



14 Poems written by Amy Clampitt

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First LineComments
In memory of Father Flye, 1884-1985
a stone at dawn Comments and analysis of Easter Morning  by Amy Clampitt 2 Comments
A vagueness comes over everything, Comments and analysis of Fog by Amy Clampitt 3 Comments
An ingenuity too astonishing Comments and analysis of The Sun Underfoot Among The Sundews by Amy Clampitt 2 Comments
cold nights on the farm, a sock-shod
Daily the cortege of crumpled
Like the foghorn that's all lung,
Lost aboard the roll of Kodac-
Nothing's certain. Crossing, on this longest day,
past parentage or gender
The West Village by then was changing; before long Comments and analysis of A Hedge Of Rubber Trees by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
Tufts, follicles, grubstake
While the sun stops, or
While you walk the water's edge, Comments and analysis of Beach Glass by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments


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