DAVID IGNATOW Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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David Ignatow was born in Brooklyn on February 7, 1914, and spent most of his             
life in the New York City area.                                                           
During his literary career, Mr. Ignatow worked as an editor of American Poetry             
Review, Analytic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Chelsea Magazine, and as poetry               
editor of The Nation. He taught at the New School for Social Research, the                 
University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Vassar College, York College             
of the City University of New York, New York University, and Columbia University.         
He was president of the Poetry Society of America from 1980 to 1984 and poet-in-residence 
at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 1987.                                       
Mr. Ignatow's many honors include a Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim fellowships,           
the John Steinbeck Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters award "for         
a lifetime of creative effort." He received the Shelley Memorial Award (1966),             
the Frost Medal (1992), and the William Carlos Williams Award (1997) of the               
Poetry Society of America. He died on November 17, 1997, at his home in East               
Hampton, New York. ..