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U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1959-1961

Richard Eberhart, U.S. Consultant in Poetry, 1959-1961.

Richard Eberhart was born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1905. He published more than 30 poetry collections, including Burr Oaks (1947); Selected Poems, 1930-1965 (1965), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and Collected Poems, 1930-1975 (1976), winner of the National Book Award. His other honors included the Shelley Memorial Prize, the Bollingen Prize, the Robert Frost Medal, and the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize. Eberhart taught at a number of institutions, including Brown University, Trinity College, and Princeton University. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1961, and as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1979 to 1984. A member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Eberhart died in 2005 at the age of 101.

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