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John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990. (Publisher Provided) John Hollander was born in Manhattan, New York on October 28, 1929. He received a B.A. in 1950 and a master's degree in 1952 from Columbia University and a doctorate in 1959 from Indiana University. He taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, and Yale University, where he was named Sterling Professor of English in 1995 and retired in 2002. As a young poet, he fell under the influence of W. H. Auden and it was Auden who selected Hollander's first collection of poems, A Crackling of Thorns, for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, which was published it in 1958 with an introduction by Auden. During his lifetime he wrote several collections of poetry including The Night Mirror: Poems, Harp Lake, Tesserae, and A Draft of Light. He also wrote many works of criticism including The Untuning of the Sky: Ideas of Music in English Poetry, 1500-1700, Vision and Resonance, The Gazer's Spirit, and The Work of Poetry. He edited the two-volume collection American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century for the Library of America. He died of pulmonary congestion on August 17, 2013 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
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John Hollander wrote and edited numerous books of poetry and criticism including, Picture Window (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003) and A Crackling of Thorns (Yale University Press, 1958), which was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and former poet laureate of Connecticut, he taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Yale, where he was the Sterling Professor emeritus of English. Hollander died on August 17, 2013, at the age of 83.
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