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Born in October 24, 1923 / Died in December 20, 1997 / United States / English


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Poet, essayist, editor, translator, and educator. Worked as a civilian nurse in numerous hospitals in London, 1943-45; worked in an antique store and a bookstore in London, 1946; in early career also taught English in Holland for three months; Young Men and Women's Christian Association (YM-YWCA) poetry center, New York, NY, teacher of poetry craft, 1964; Drew University, Madison, NJ, visiting lecturer, 1965; City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, writer-in-residence, 1965-66; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, visiting lecturer, 1966-67; University of California, Berkeley, visiting professor, 1969; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, visiting professor and poet-in-residence, 1969-70; Kirkland College, Clinton, NY, visiting professor, 1970-71; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Elliston Lecturer, 1973; Tufts University, Medford, MA, professor, 1973-79; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Fannie Hurst Professor (poet-in-residence), 1981-83; Stanford University, Stanford, CA, professor of English (professor emeritus), beginning 1981. Co-initiator of Writers and Artists Protest against the War in Vietnam, 1965; active in the anti-nuclear movement.