Richard Wilbur Poems

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Richard Wilbur
Wilbur was born in New York City and grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey.[1]. He graduated from Amherst College in 1942 and then served in the US Army from 1943 until 1945 during World War II. After the Army and graduate school at Harvard University, Wilbur taught at Wesleyan University for two decades and at Smith College for another decade. He is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. [edit] Career When only eight years old, Wilbur published his first poem in John Martin's Magazine. His first book, The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems appeared in 1947. Since then he has published several volumes of poetry, including New and Collected Poems (Faber, 1989). Wilbur is also a translator, specializing in the 17th century French comedies of MoliŔre and the dramas of Jean Racine. His translation of Tartuffe has become the standard English version of the play, and has been presented on television twice. (A 1978 production is available on DVD.) Continuing the tradition of Robert Frost and W. H. Auden, Wilbur's poetry finds illumination in everyday experiences.

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A woman I have never seen before
Steps from the darkness of her town-house door
At just th... [read poem]
the general public
 
 
"Ah, did you once see Shelley plain?" -- Browning.

"Shelley? Oh, yes, I saw him often the... [read poem]
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