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Biography of David Ignatow

David Ignatow

David Ignatow (1914 - 1997)

David Ignatow (February 7, 1914 ľNovember 17, 1997) was a noted US poet. He spent most of his life in the New York City area. He died on November 17, 1997, at his home in East Hampton, New York.

During his literary career, Mr. Ignatow worked as an editor of American Poetry Review, Analytic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Chelsea Magazine, and as poetry editor of The Nation. He taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Vassar College, York College of the City University of New York, New York University, and Columbia University. He was president of the Poetry Society of America from 1980 to 1984 and poet-in-residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 1987.

Mr. Ignatow's many honors include a Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim fellowships, the John Steinbeck Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters award "for a lifetime of creative effort." He received the Shelley Memorial Award (1966), the Frost Medal (1992), and the William Carlos Williams Award (1997) of the Poetry Society of America.

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2 Poems written by David Ignatow

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Against the Evidence: Selected Poems 1934-1994

For My Daughter Comments and analysis of For My Daughter by David Ignatow 223 Comments
The Bagel Comments and analysis of The Bagel by David Ignatow 11 Comments

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