Born on February 29, 1920, in New York, New York, Howard Nemerov served in WWII before becoming a college professor and publishing his first book of poetry, The Image and the Law, in 1947. Having released many works over his career, he earned both the Pulitzer and National Book Award for The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977). An essayist and fiction writer as well, he died on July 5, 1991.
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