Biographies Louis Untermeyer

U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1961-1963

Louis Untermeyer, U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1961-1963. Library of Congress, Bain News Service photograph collection.

Untermeyer (1885-1977) was born in New York City. An especially prolific writer, he began publishing collections of poetry, essays, and criticism in the 1910s. His career spanned nearly seven decades, and he was the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Gold Medal. He also produced a series of books for the Golden Treasury of Children’s Literature. Much of his work is preserved at Indiana University.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress