Who is Howard Nemerov

Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry,

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry,

and Bollingen Prize.

Nemerov was brother to photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus and father to art historian Alexander Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art and American Studies at Stanford University.

Biography Born on Leap Day in New York City, his parents were David Nemerov and Gertrude. The Nemerovs were a Russian Jewish couple who lived in New York City and owned Russek's, a famous Fifth Avenue department store. ...
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Howard Nemerov Poems

  • Walking The Dog
    Two universes mosey down the street
    Connected by love and a leash and nothing else.
    Mostly I look at lamplight through the leaves
    While he mooches along with tail up and snout down, ...
  • A Life
    In a sense.
    In no sense!
  • Amateurs Of Heaven
    Two lovers to a midnight meadow came
    High in the hills, to lie there hand and hand
    Like effigies and look up at the stars,
    The never-setting ones set in the North ...
  • Gyroscope
    This admirable gadget, when it is
    Wound on a string and spun with steady force,
    Maintains its balance on most any smooth
    Surface, pleasantly humming as it goes. ...
  • The Host, He Says That All Is Well
    He didn't want to do it with skill,
    He'd had enough of skill. If he never saw
    Another villanelle, it would be too soon;
    And the same went for sonnets. If it had been ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Howard Nemerov

World 20 Time 19 Light 17 Water 14 Long 13 Never 13 Mind 12 Away 11 Stand 10 Life 10

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  • Unboundscript: write what you know. that should leave you with a lot of free time. ~ howard nemerov
  • Forgottengpoems: **the contemporaries of morris i'm thinking of are anthony hecht and howard nemerov; the form, the blank verse narrative.
  • Isle_us: i know it's not supposed to be about pockets, but what if the poem in your pocket were about pockets, like "pockets" by howard nemerov
  • Welfordwrites: write what you know. that should leave you with a lot of free time. howard nemerov
  • Skrashen: howard nemerov was twice poet laureate consultant in poetry to the library of congress. national book award and pulitzer prize winner.
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