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Karl Shapiro

KARL SHAPIRO authored a novel, an autobiography, several books of essays, and over twenty volumes of poetry. Among his many prizes and awards, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the Bollingen Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Prize, and he served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a title that was changed to American Poet Laureate in 1985) for two years. He died in 2000. ROBERT PHILLIPS of Houston, who is responsible for compiling, editing, and introducing this final book of...See more