Amy Clampitt

Amy Clampitt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amy Clampitt (June 15, 1920 - September 10, 1994) was an American poet and author. Amy Clampitt was born on June 15, 1920 of Quaker parents, and brought up in New Providence, Iowa. In the American Academy of Arts and Letters and at nearby Grinnell College she began a study of English literature that eventually led her to poetry. She graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. To support herself, she worked as a secretary at the Oxford University Press, a reference librarian at the Audubon Society, and a freelance editor. Not until the mid-1960s, when she was in her forties, did she return to writing poetry. Her first poem was published by The New Yorker in 1978. In 1983, at the age of sixty-three, she published her first full-length collection, The Kingfisher. In the decade that followed, Clampitt published five books of poetry, including What the Light Was Like (1985), Archaic Figure (1987), and Westward (1990).show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135872583
  • 9786135872583