Awards & Winners

Louise Bogan

Date of Birth 11-August-1897
Place of Birth Livermore Falls
(Androscoggin County, Maine, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Poet, Critic
Louise Bogan was an American poet. She was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945. As poetry editor of The New Yorker magazine for nearly 40 years, Bogan played a major role in shaping mainstream poetic sensibilities of the mid-20th Century. The Poetry Foundation notes that Bogan has been called by some critics the most accomplished woman poet of the twentieth century. It further notes that, "Some critics have placed her in a category of brilliant minor poets described as the "reactionary generation." This group eschewed the prevailing Modernist forms that would come to dominate the literary landscape of the era in favor of more traditional techniques. Dictionary of Literary Biography contributor Brett C. Millier named Bogan "one of the finest lyric poets America has produced," and added that "the fact that she was a woman and that she defended formal, lyric poetry in an age of expansive experimentation made evaluation of her work, until quite recently, somewhat condescending."

Awards by Louise Bogan

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Bollingen Prize

Nominations 1955 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Poetry Collected Poems, 1923-1953