KARL SHAPIRO - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 10/20/1972 - HFSID 180875
KARL SHAPIRO Inscribed signature on Shapiro's personalized stationery Inscribed signature: "To J.L. Pruett/Karl Shapiro/October 20/72", 7x10, on Shapiro's personal stationery. Karl
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Inscribed signature on Shapiro's personalized stationery
Inscribed signature: "To J.L. Pruett/Karl Shapiro/October 20/72", 7x10, on Shapiro's personal stationery. Karl Shapiro (1913-2000) was an American poet who published his first collection, Poems, in 1935 and his last, The Wild Card, in 1998. He wrote several volumes of poetry while serving in the United States Army Medical Corps, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Essay on Rime in 1945 while in uniform and serving in the South Pacific. Although he taught for most of his life, he condemned domination of American poetry by tradition-bound academics. Termed "the bourgeois poet" by a hostile critic, he embraced the term, using it as a title for his 1964 book. Before his death Shapiro completed two volumes of a projected 3-volume autobiography. Lightly creased and toned. Page has been folded in sixths and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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