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Nemerov, Howard

(nĕm`ĕrôf), 1920–91, American poet, novelist, and critic, b. New York City, grad. Harvard, 1941; brother of photographer Diane ArbusArbus, Diane
, 1923–71, American photographer, b. New York City. For nearly 20 years Arbus operated a successful fashion photography studio with her husband, Allan Arbus.
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. He taught at Bennington College for many years and was associated with Washington Univ. in St. Louis from 1969 until his death. Nemerov's witty and often gloomy poetry ranges in tone from light to deeply philosophical; collections include The Image and the Law (1947), The Next Room of the Dream (1964), Collected Poems (1977; Pulitzer Prize), By Al Lebowitz's Pool (1979), Inside the Onion (1984), and War Stories (1987). He was poet laureate of the United States (1988–90). His fiction deals largely with moral dilemmas, as in The Melodramatists (1949).


See his Selected Poems (2003), ed. by D. Anderson; studies by B. Duncan, ed. (1971) and J. Bartholomay (1972).

Nemerov, Howard (Stanley)

(1920–91) poet, writer; born in New York City. He studied at Harvard (B.A. 1941), and taught at many institutions such as Bennington (1948–66) and, beginning in 1967, Washington University, St. Louis. He was named Consultant in Poetry (1963–64) and Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress (1988), and is known for his literary prose works and blank verse, as in Collected Poems (1977).
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What she explores is the influence of Frost and Stevens on a new generation of poets because, as dissimilar as the two poets' heritage is, their influence sometimes proves to be tied together, not divided, which is shown through the work of two American formalists, Richard Wilbur and Howard Nemerov. The same line of argument is taken by Lee M.
She continues the discussion that Marjorie Perloff started in 1982 when she posed the question: "Pound/Stevens: Whose Era?" Costello gives an overall view of Stevens's poetry that serves as an introduction to the book, for which she relies on the work of Howard Nemerov (1957; 1978; 1988; 1993) and Richard Wilbur (1968; 1976; 2004; 2009).
The 16 essays in this volume consider the influence of Wallace Stevens on later poets: Richard Wilbur, Howard Nemerov, Nicholas Moore, David Gascoyne, Peter Redgrove, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Henri Michaux, Seamus Heaney, George Oppen, Louise GlEck, John Hollander, Susan Howe, James Longenbach, John Ashbery, A.R.
And it was his career that opened the door for pivotal friendships with Howard Nemerov, Ralph Ellison, and Dylan Thomas, with whom Jackson had a drunken one-night stand that loomed large in her imagination for years afterward.
He reveals, without fanfare, the ultimate secret of Arbus's life: According to her psychiatrist, Arbus had a sexual relationship with her older brother, the onetime US poet laureate Howard Nemerov, beginning in childhood, and she last slept with him just a few weeks before her suicide.
According to Lubow, Arbus maintained a sexual relation with her brother, the poet Howard Nemerov, that began in childhood and was renewed, once again, just before her suicide.
The growing chill evident in the later letters cannot be fully explained by Ammons's friendship with "establishment" poets like Howard Nemerov and Josephine Miles.
He devotes four pages to connecting brother Howard Nemerov's Journal ofthe Fictive Life-and specifically the few instances Nemerov mentions Arbus-to his sister's own artistic mantra, as if the two were unconsciously aligned, like the twins Arbus was so fascinated with shooting (Schultz connects this, too).
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The first North American edition of Barfield's Poetic Diction, described by Walter Hooper in his ODNB entry on Barfield as "perhaps his finest book," (9) was published in Toronto in 1964 with an introduction by the American poet Howard Nemerov (1920-1991).
From the old adages "le style, c'est l'homme" and "clothes make the man," through the late Howard Nemerov's deep, as well as witty, observation that "the point of style is character," matters of style have engaged our finest poets and thinkers, and have also sparked condescending frowns from more high-minded, moralistic, or ideologically-inflected (or -infested) people.
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