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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
6972 Beach Glass Comments and analysis of Beach Glass by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
4594 A Silence
3897 Easter Morning Comments and analysis of Easter Morning  by Amy Clampitt 2 Comments
3625 Nothing Stays Put
3291 Syrinx
2906 A Hermit Thrush
2429 A Hedge Of Rubber Trees Comments and analysis of A Hedge Of Rubber Trees by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
2417 Exmoor
2375 Vacant Lot With Pokeweed
2212 Salvage
311 Fog Comments and analysis of Fog by Amy Clampitt 3 Comments
258 A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street
213 On The Disadvantages Of Central Heating
7 The Sun Underfoot Among The Sundews Comments and analysis of The Sun Underfoot Among The Sundews by Amy Clampitt 2 Comments


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