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The Best American Poetry 1995

  Richard HowardRichard Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1929. He was educated at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He has published ten books of poetry; for his third, Untitled Subjects, he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. A distinguished translator of French literature, he has received the P.E.N. Translation Medal, the Ordre National Mérite from the French government, and the American Book Award for his translation of Baudelaire’s Les Fleur du Mal. He has translated more than 150 works from the French. His comprehensive critical study, Alone with America: Essays on the Art of Poetry in the United States (1970), was reissued in an enlarged edition in 1980. He is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and in 1994-95 he served as the Poet Laureate of New York State. He is the poetry editor of both The Paris Review and Western Humanities Review. He is University Professor of English at the University of Houston.

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