Frederick Seidel

Frederick Seidel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick Seidel (born February 19, 1936) is an American poet. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Seidel graduated from St. Louis Country Day School and earned his A.B. at Harvard University in 1957. He lives in New York City. In 1962, his first book, Final Solutions, was chosen by a jury of Louise Bogan, Stanley Kunitz, and Robert Lowell for an award sponsored by the 92nd Street Y, with a $1,500 prize. However, both the association and the publisher rejected the manuscript for a variety of reasons; one being that, in their opinion, "matter in one of the poems libeled a noted living person"; and another being that the national head of the YMHA/YWHA expressed concern that some of the poems were "anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic," a claim Seidel considered preposterous. When Seidel refused to make requested changes to his work, the prize was withdrawn and the promise of publication revoked. Bogan, Kunitz, and Lowell also resigned in protest. Random House published the book the following year, but seventeen years would pass before Seidel published another work.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134950548
  • 9786134950541