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Following service in the U. S. Army infantry in World War II and study in London and the Sorbonne, where he received his advanced degree, Samuel Menashe's first collection of poetry, "The Many Named Beloved "(1961), was published in London to wide acclaim after his search for an American publisher was unsuccessful. He persisted in writing and produced several collections, including "The Niche Narrows "(2000). In 2004, he received the Poetry Foundation's first Neglected Masters Award, designed to bring renewed critical attention to the work of an under-recognized, significant American poet. The award included the publication of his most recent collection, "New and Selected Poems "(Library of America, 2005). Mr. Menashe lives in New York City.