Cunningham, J. V.

Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent)

(1911–85) poet; born in Cumberland, Md. He studied at Stanford (B.A. 1934; Ph.D. 1945), and taught at many institutions, primarily at Brandeis University (1953–85). He was a Renaissance scholar, an essayist, and an epigrammatic poet, as in The Helmsman (1942).
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