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Mona Van Duyn

Mona Van DuynAKA Mona Jane Van Duyn

Born: 9-May-1921
Birthplace: Waterloo, IA
Died: 1-Dec-2004
Location of death: University City, MO
Cause of death: Cancer - Bone

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: To See, To Take

Husband: Jarvis A. Thurston (university professor, m. 1943)

    University: BA, Iowa State Teachers College (1942)
    University: MA, University of Iowa (1943)
    Professor: Washington University in St. Louis (1950-)

    Perspective Co-founder, 1947-60, with her husband Jarvis Thurston
    National Book Award for Poetry 1971 for To See, To Take
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1971 (with Richard Wilbur)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1991 poetry for Near Changes
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Nervous Breakdown 1949
    Risk Factors: Depression

Author of books:
Valentines to the Wide World (1959, poetry)
A Time of Bees (1964, poetry)
To See, To Take (1970, poetry)
Bedtime Stories (1972, poetry)
Merciful Disguises (1973, poetry)
Near Changes (1990, poetry)
Firefall (1993, poetry)
If It Be Not I: Collected Poems 1959-1982 (1993, poetry)
Firefall (1994, poetry)

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