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Richard Wilbur

American poet and literary translator

Died when: 96 years 227 days (1159 months)
Star Sign: Pisces

Richard Purdy Wilbur (March 1, 1921 – October 14, 2017) was an American poet and literary translator.One of the foremost poets of his generation, Wilbur's work, composed primarily in traditional forms, was marked by its wit, charm, and gentlemanly elegance.

He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice, in 1957 and 1989.


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