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Carolyn Kizer

Carolyn KizerAKA Carolyn Ashley Kizer

Born: 10-Dec-1925
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Died: 9-Oct-2014
Location of death: Sonoma, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Yin: New Poems

Father: Benjamin Hamilton Kizer (lawyer, b. 1878, d. 1978)
Mother: Mabel Ashley (professor of biology)
Husband: Stimson Bullitt (lawyer, m. 1946, div. 1954, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Ashley Bullitt
Daughter: Jill Bullitt
Son: Fred Nemo
Husband: John Marshall Woodbridge (architect, historian, d. 2014)

    University: BA, Sarah Lawrence College (1945)
    University: Columbia University (graduate study, 1945-46)
    University: University of Washington (graduate study, 1946-47)

    Poetry Northwest Editor (1960-65)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1985 for Yin

Author of books:
Poems (1959, poetry)
The Ungrateful Garden (1961, poetry)
Knock upon Silence (1965, poetry)
Midnight Was My Cry (1971, poetry)
Mermaids in the Basement: Poems for Women (1984, poetry)
Yin: New Poems (1984, poetry)
The Nearness of You (1986, poetry)
Proses: On Poems and Poets (1993, criticism)
Picking and Choosing (1995)
Harping On: Poems 19851995 (1996, poetry)
Cool, Calm and Collected: Poems 1960-2000 (2001, poetry)

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