Readings in Contemporary Poetry

November 22, 1994
155 Mercer Street, NYC, 7:30pm

A.R. Ammons

A.R. Ammons
Photo: Edgar Rosenberg

A.R. Ammons was born in Whiteville, North Carolina, in 1926. His recent collections of poems include Garbage (1993), The Really Short Poems (1991), The Selected Poems: Expanded Edition (1987) and Sumerian Vistas (1987). A.R. Ammons has received numerous awards, including the Lannan Poetry Award (1992), the National Book Critics Circle Award (1981), the Bollingen Prize (1975), and the National Book Award (1973). He has been the recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award, and has received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A.R. Ammons currently lives in Ithaca, New York, where he is Goldwin Smith Professor of Poetry at Cornell University.