Richard Wilbur

Poet, Author

1921 –

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Who is Richard Wilbur?

Richard Purdy Wilbur is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1957 and again in 1989.

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Born
Mar 1, 1921
New York City
Also known as
  • Richard Purdy Wilbur
  • Wilbur, Richard
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Amherst College
  • Master of Arts, Harvard University
    English Studies
    (1945 - 1947)
  • Montclair High School
Employment
  • Smith College
  • Wesleyan University
Lived in
  • North Caldwell
  • Cummington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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