U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1945-1946
Louise Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, in 1897. She authored six poetry collections, including Body of This Death (1923), Collected Poems: 1923-1953 (1954), and The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923-1968 (1968). She also published several books of prose and translations. Bogan’s honors included two fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bollingen Award from Yale University, and awards from the Academy of American Poets and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1945, she was appointed the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. For four years, Bogan was a freelance writer in New York City, and later served as the poetry editor for The New Yorker for 38 years. She was a visiting professor at the University of Washington, Seattle; the University of Chicago; the University of Arkansas; and Brandeis University. Louise Bogan died in 1970.
Audio Recordings with Louise Bogan
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Louise Bogan and J.V. Cunningham reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 18, 1968
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1969. Academy of American Poets thirty-fifth anniversary program Poets: Allen Tate, Elizabeth Bishop, John Hall Wheelock, Louise Bogan, Robert Lowell, Robert Fitzgerald
- National Children’s Book Week anniversary program: in observance of the fiftieth anniversary of National Children’s Book Week (November 17-21), writers read and discuss children’s poetry on November 17, 1969, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress