New and Collected Poems (Signed)

New and Collected Poems (Signed)

Wilbur, Richard

Harcourt, 1988

Tipped in inscription of Richard Wilbur on front end page. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Shelf wear. Stamp to edge. Pages unmarked. xv, 393 p., 24 cm. <br> Richard P. Wilbur (1921-2017) was one of the most lauded and honored poets of 20th century American verse, Wilbur was the second poet laureate of the United States, succeeding Robert Penn Warren. Daniel Boorstin, the Librarian of Congress, announced Wilbur as 'a poet for all of us, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox.' During his lifetime, Richard Wilbur won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his collection Things of This World: Poems in 1957 and a second Pulitzer for New and Collected Poems (1988). He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the Frost Medal, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, two Bollingen Prizes, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award, the Prix de Rome Fellowship and many more honors, fellowships and awards for his poetry. His translations of French verse, especially Voltaire's Candide and the plays of Moliere and Racine, are also highly regarded by critics; his translation of Moliere’s Tartuffe won the 1971 Bollingen Prize." - Poetry Foundation

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