Howard Nemerov
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"Howard Nemerov" was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry,

[ "National Book Awards – 1978"]. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-07.

(With acceptance speech by Nemerov and essay by Ross Gay from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry,

[ "Poetry"]. Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-04-07.

and Bollingen Prize.

Nemerov was brother to photographer Diane Arbus/Diane Nemerov Arbus and father to art historian Alexander Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art and American Studies at Stanford University.

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The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.

Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.

The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape from death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present - henceforth? - the subject to which you are condemned.

I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.

For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application / why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.