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Anthony Hecht Portrait
Anthony Hecht

Born in New York City and educated at Bard College and Columbia, Hecht served in Europe and Japan in the U.S. army. He taught for a number of years at the University of Rochester and Georgetown...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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Archibald MacLeish Portrait
Archibald MacLeish

Born and raised in Illinois, MacLeish was educated at Yale University and Harvard Law School. He lived in Paris in the early 1920s after frontline service in World War I. On the editorial board of...

School of Poetry: Modernist
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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Arna Bontemps Portrait
Arna Bontemps

Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, Arna Bontemps grew up in California and was educated at Pacific Union College. His father was a bricklayer and his mother a teacher. After college he moved to Harlem...

School of Poetry: Harlem Renaissance
Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

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Audre Lorde Portrait
Audre Lorde

Lorde was born and raised in New York City as the child of West Indian immigrants. She was educated at Hunter College, also spending a year at the National University of Mexico. For more than a...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Female

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Barbara Guest
Barbara Guest

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina and raised in California, Guest earned a B.A. in Humanities in 1943 at UC Berkeley. She spent years in New York City where she became involved with the New York...

School of Poetry: New York School
Race/Ethnicity: Western European
Gender: Female

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Bob Kaufman Portrait
Bob Kaufman

The introduction to Bob Kaufman's selected poems tells us that he was born in New Orleans; his father, who was half African American and half Jewish, worked as a Pullman porter for the railroad...

School of Poetry: Beat
Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

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C. D. Wright

Born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, C(arolyn) D. Wright is the daughter of a judge and a court reporter. She received her first degree from Memphis State University and completed...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

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Carl Rakosi Portrait
Carl Rakosi

Born in Berlin, the son of Hungarian nationals, Carl Rakosi came to the United States in 1910. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota. He changed his name...

School of Poetry: Objectivist
Race/Ethnicity: Eastern European
Gender: Male

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Carl Sandburg Portrait
Carl Sandburg

Born in Galesburg, Illinois, and educated at Lombard College, Carl Sandburg for many years was drawn both to America's most radical union, the Industrial Workers of the World, and also to...

School of Poetry: Modernist
Race/Ethnicity: Western European
Gender: Male

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Carolyn Forche Portrait
Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché was born in Detroit; her father was a tool and die maker, while her mother was a journalist. She studied both international relations at Michigan State University and creative...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

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Carolyn Rodgers

Carolyn Rodgers grew up in Chicago’s South Side, where her intellectual and political vision was shaped in part by the Organization of Black African Culture and by poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Her...

School of Poetry: Black Arts
Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

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Charles Bernstein Portrait
Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein was born in New York City and educated at Harvard. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, he observed about his work, "It’s true that, on the one hand, I mock and...

School of Poetry: Language
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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Charles Henri Ford Portrait
Charles Henri Ford

Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Charles Henri Ford was first known as the editor of Blues: A Magazine of Verse (1929-30), after which he lived in Paris for several years. He edited the...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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Charles Olson Portrait
Charles Olson

Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of a postal worker, Charles Olson was educated at Wesleyan, Harvard, and Yale Universities. As a child, he spent summers on the Massachusetts...

School of Poetry: Objectivist
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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Charles Reznikoff Portrait
Charles Reznikoff

Born in the Brooklyn Jewish community of the 1890s, Charles Reznikoff earned a law degree but did not practice for long. He did work at a legal publishing firm in the 1930s, which proved a major...

School of Poetry: Objectivist
Race/Ethnicity: Eastern European
Gender: Male

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Charles Wright Portrait
Charles Wright

Born in 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College, the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, and the University of Rome, Charles Wright is currently a professor in the...

School of Poetry: Other
Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

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