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Born Marguerite Ann Johnson
Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection 'Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.' The collection also won him the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 and was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985
Many of his poems focus on Kentucky regionalism
Though a poet, she is best known for her novel 'The Color Purple'
Best known for his children's collections such as 'Where the Sidewalk Ends,' 'Falling Up' and 'A Light in the Attic'
won the annual National Book Award for Poetry twice, in 1959 for' Words for the Wind' and posthumously in 1965 for 'The Far Field'
'The Colossus and other Poems,' 'Winter Trees,' and 'Crossing the Water'
Poems encompassed Imagism; a movement which derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry—stressing clarity, precision, and economy of language
'Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie ' (collection), 'Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems for Women,' 'And Still I Rise'
'We Real Cool'
best known for surprising, pun-like rhymes, sometimes with words deliberately misspelled for comic effect
generally considered to be the father of the Beat movement, although he actively disliked such labels
one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry
April 21, 2012, a U.S. Postage Stamp, within a pane of 10 Twentieth Century Poets, was issued featuring this poet
'Howl,' 'Kaddish,' collection The Fall of America shared the annual U.S. National Book Award for Poetry in 1974
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Recited her poem 'On the Pulse of Morning' at Bill Clinton's inauguration; the recording of the poem also won this poet a Grammy Award
'Tulips and Chimneys,' 'Chansons Innocentes,' and 'Xaipe: Seventy-One Poems'
2000 Poets' Prize for The Selected Poems of . . .
Better known for her novel 'The Bell Jar'
Works are characterized by a free-flowing, often disjunctive syntax; extensive linguistic play, often infused with considerable humor; and a prosaic, sometimes disarmingly flat or
Wrote the lyrics to 'A Boy Named Sue' which won a Grammy and was performed by Johnny Cash
Arrested for treason after airing Facist statements during WWII
'The Weary Blues,' Montage of a Dream Deferred,' and 'The Panther and the Lash: Poems of Our Times'
'Those Winter Sundays'
In memory of Michael Jackson this poet wrote 'We Had Him' which was read by Queen Latifah at his funeral
Had six poems featured on US postage stamps including: 'The Turtle,' 'The Cow,' 'Crossing The Border,' 'The Kitten,' 'The Camel' and 'Limerick One.'
Beat poet, reference in 'On the Road' by Kerouac
Poetry collections include: Some Trees, The Vermont Notebook, A Wave, and The Tennis Court Oath
'Mexico City Blues,' 'Trip Trap: Haiku on the Road from SF to NY,' and 'The Scripture of the Golden Eternity'
'Sabbaths: Poems,' 'The Broken Ground,' 'The Country of Marriage'
'Exultations,' 'Instigations,' 'The Cantos'

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