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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
7095 Beach Glass Comments and analysis of Beach Glass by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
4634 A Silence
3930 Easter Morning Comments and analysis of Easter Morning  by Amy Clampitt 2 Comments
3661 Nothing Stays Put
3340 Syrinx
2959 A Hermit Thrush
2478 A Hedge Of Rubber Trees Comments and analysis of A Hedge Of Rubber Trees by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
2459 Exmoor
2433 Vacant Lot With Pokeweed
2240 Salvage
363 Fog Comments and analysis of Fog by Amy Clampitt 4 Comments
293 A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street
272 On The Disadvantages Of Central Heating
47 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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