Older and newer Formalist poets foreground, extend, and complicate traditional poetic forms.
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Mona Van Duyn
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Mona Van Duyn was educated at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa. Typically a formalist poet, she often worked in long lines with varied meters.
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Richard Wilbur was educated at Amherst College and Harvard.