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Ciardi, John

(chēär`dē), 1916–86, American poet, b. Boston, grad. Tufts College, B.A., 1938, Univ. of Michigan, M.A., 1939. His poetry, noted for its wit and perception, includes Homeward to America (1940), Live Another Day (1949), In the Stoneworks (1961), and For Instance (1979). He also wrote How Does A Poem Mean? (1960); verse translations of Dante's Inferno (1954) and Purgatorio (1970); and Dialogue With an Audience (1963), reprints of his pieces for The Saturday Review, with readers' replies. His love of word origins led to two collections, A Browser's Dictionary (1980) and A Second Browser's Dictionary (1983).

Bibliography

See study by V. Clemente (1987).

Ciardi, John (Anthony)

(1916–86) poet, writer, teacher; born in Boston, Mass. He attended Bates College (1934–36), Tufts (B.A. 1938), and the University of Michigan (M.A. 1939). He taught at many institutions, was director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Vt. (1956–72), and was poetry editor of the Saturday Review (1956–72). Based in Metuchen, N.J., in his later years, he was known as a lecturer and etymologist as well as for his poetry and translations.
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John Ciardi once said that the poet is known by "the valor of his refusals"; George Mackay Brown called the poet's true task "interrogation of silence" (24); E.
I was less patient with the overrhymed Dorothy Sayers and John Ciardi, despite their popularizing effect.
For instance, the April 19, 1969 article looked at the National Book Award Committee and its addition of a children's book award (not surprisingly, Sutherland, along with the poet John Ciardi and Virginia Haviland, was a judge for the first award).
Brown, poet John Ciardi, Nobel laureate/geneticist Francis Crick, family planning advocate Alan Guttmacher, Rabbis Mordecai Kaplan and Sherwin Wine, philosopher and philanthropist Corliss Lamont, Unitarian Universalist minister Lester Mondale, William Schulz (president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1985-93), Canadian reproductive rights pioneer Henry Morgentaler, Soviet physicist and human rights leader Andrei Sakharov, civil rights leader James Farmer, ethicist Joseph Fletcher, British biologist Sir Julian Huxley, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal, and labor leader A.
As John Ciardi says of it in his Browser's Dictionary, the devil to pay means "There will be a hard time coming, but not, as often supposed, in the sense of standing before the devil's bar to atone for one's sins.
9, at 88; John Ciardi, the poet and translator, Mar.
Fuller; "Broadway Postscript," once written by John Mason Brown, later by Henry Hewes; "Booked for Travel," by Horace Sutton; and "Manner of Speaking," by John Ciardi.
But equally apparent is a greater depth of psychological complexity, a stronger suggestion of the "death wish" that John Ciardi discusses in his controversial analysis of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the more famous lyric to which "Come In" is a superb companion piece.
John Ciardi, in A Browser's Dictionary, would later surmise that Moxie had survived among a small New England clientele because it perpetuated the "dreadful dosage and .
Mark Musa earned an undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in 1956, where he studied with poet and literary critic John Ciardi, a distinguished translator of Dante, under whose tutelage he translated and published a new version of Dante's Vita Nuova, an edition that has been continuously in print since its appearance in 1961.
CURTIS BAUER is the author of the poetry collection Fence Line, which won the John Ciardi Poetry Prize.
John Ciardi wrote to thank her for making it possible to winterize his house.