Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thinking of W.D. Snodgrass Born January 5, 1926. WANT TO HEAR HIM READ POEM?

W. D. Snodgrass
AKA William De Witt Snodgrass
Born: 5-Jan-1926
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, PA
Died: 13-Jan-2009
Location of death: Madison County, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Heart's Needle
Military service: US Navy (WWII, Pacific theater)
Wife: Kathleen Browne (wife #4)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1960 for Heart's Needle
    Guggenheim Fellowship 
Author of books:
Heart's Needle (
1959, poetry)
After Experience (
1968, poetry)
Remains (
1970, poetry)
In Radical Pursuit (
1975, criticism)
The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress (
1977, poetry)
If Birds Build with Your Hair (
1979, poetry)
D.D. Byrde Calling Jennie Wrenn (
1984, poetry)
W.D.'s Midnight Carnival (
1988, poetry)
The Death of Cock Robin (
1989, poetry)
The Führer Bunker: The Complete Cycle (
1995, poetry)
To Sound Like Yourself: Essays on Poetry (
2003, criticism)
Want to hear W.D. Snodgrass read "April Inventory?"
from, Courtesy of The Academy of American Poets.


Judy Roney said...

You have the most interesting poets highlighted on your blog, Nancy. I look forward to getting a book of W.D. Snodgrass' poems; probably Heart's Needle.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thank Judy. I appreciate your comments.