May Swenson was born in Logan, Utah, in 1913. She authored more than a dozen poetry collections, including A Cage of Spines (1958), New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978), and The Love Poems (1991). Her honors include the Bollinger Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and Ford foundations. She taught at Bryn Mawr College, the University of North Carolina, the University of California, and Perdue University. Swenson died in 1989.
Audio Recordings with May Swenson
- Julia Randall and May Swenson reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, February 16, 1970