Who is Amy Clampitt
Amy Clampitt (June 15, 1920 – September 10, 1994) was an American poet and author.
Life 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 ...
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Amy Clampitt Poems
- Brought From Beyond
The magpie and the bowerbird, its odd
predilection unheard of by Marco Polo
when he came upon, high in Badakhshan,
that blue stoneâ??s ...
Force of reason, who shut up the shrill
foul Furies in the dungeon of the Parthenon,
led whimpering to the cave they live in still,
- Easter Morning
a stone at dawn
cold water in the basin
these walls' rough plaster
- A Hermit Thrush
Nothing's certain. Crossing, on this longest day,
the low-tide-uncovered isthmus, scrambling up
the scree-slope of what at high tide
will be again an island, ...
A vagueness comes over everything,
as though proving color and contour
alike dispensable: the lighthouse
extinct, the islands' spruce-tips ...
Top 10 most used topics by Amy ClampittNight 4 Blue 4 High 4 Water 4 Long 4 Forever 3 Beneath 3 Fog 3 Cold 3 Color 3
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- Aha1r: the edge of the hurricane by amy clampitt
- Lostincloudysky: 3 of 5 stars to archaic figure by amy clampitt
- Alexcarnevale: 1952 letter by amy clampitt
- Rabihalameddine: five years ago: the sun underfoot among the sundews by amy clampitt
- Skydog811: the art of poetry no. 45