John Hollander Dead: Renowned Poet Dies at 83

By Zachary Stieber
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August 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Renowned poet John Hollander has passed away in Connecticut at age 83.

Hollander’s daughter Elizabeth told the New York Times he died from pulmonary congestion. 

Hollander was born in New York City on October 28, 1929, and attended both Columbia University and Indiana University.

He authored more than a dozen volumes of poetry, according to the Academy of American Poets

His volumes included Picture Window (2003), Selected Poetry (1993), and Powers of Thirteen (1983).

He also write seven books of criticism and edited numerous books, as well as writing children’s books and penning song lyrics.

“Hollander’s expressive range and direct emotional power attain triumphant expression. I am moved to claim for these poems a vital place in that new Expressionistic mode that begins to sound like the poetry of the Seventies that matters, and that will survive us,” once said critic Harold Bloom of Hollander.

Awards Hollander won included the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the MLA Shaughnessy Medal. 

His positions included being the former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and he was before his death current poet laureate of Connecticut. He had previously taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Yale, where was before his death the Sterling Professor emeritus of English.

Hollander passed away in Branford, Connecticut.

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.