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A. R. Ammons (1926–2001)

Author of Garbage: A Poem

Includes the names: A Ammons, A.R. Ammons, AMMONS A. R., editor A.R. Ammons

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Archie Randolph Ammons, 1926 - Poet and teacher A. R. Ammons was born in North Carolina in 1926. He served his country during World War II aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer escort in the South Pacific, which is where he began writing poetry. After he returned from duty, he attended Wake Forest College, North Carolina and the University of California, Berkley. He began teaching at Cornell University in 1964 and, in 1971, became a Goldwin Smith Professor of Poetry there. Ammons has authored nearly 30 books of poetry and some of those titles include "Garbage" (1993), which won the National Book Award and the Library of Congress's Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; "A Coast of Trees" (1981), which received the national Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; "Sphere" (1974), which received the Bollingen Prize; and "Collected Poems 1951-1971" (1972), which won the National Book Award. Other honors include the Academy's Tanning Prize, the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Medal and the Ruth Lilly Prize. He has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Archie Randolph Ammons died on February 25, 2001. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 673 copies, 3 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 355 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2000 (Contributor) 202 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 168 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2005 (Contributor) 167 copies
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 162 copies
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 156 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 139 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1993 (Contributor) 125 copies
The Best American Poetry 2018 (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Poems of Our Moment (Contributor) 33 copies

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