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W.D. (William DeWitt) Snodgrass
(1926- )

WD Snodgrass

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W.D. Snodgrass was born in 1926 in Wilkinsburg,  Pennsylvania. He served in the Navy during World War II and studied poetry under Robert Lowell at the University of Iowa's writers' workshop. He won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his first collection of poems, Heart's Needle (1959). He is currently Professor Emeritus at the university of Delaware.

Works include: After Experience (1968); The Führer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress (1977); Six Troubadour Songs (1977); Selected Poems, 1957-1987 (1987) ; Each in His Season (1993); The Fuehrer Bunker:  The Complete Cycle (1995).

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