Friday Favorites — David Ignatow

A disturbing poem that Cheryl has found.

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David Ignatow

Born in Brooklyn on February 7, 1914, David Ignatow spent most of his life in the New York City area.

He was the author of numerous books of poetry, including Living Is What I Wanted: Last Poems (BOA Editions, 1999), At My Ease: Uncollected Poems of the Fifties and Sixties (BOA Editions, 1998), I Have a Name(Wesleyan Poetry Series, 1996), Against the Evidence: Selected Poems, 1934-1994 (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 1994), Despite the Plainness of the Day: Love Poems(Mill Hunk Books, 1991), Shadowing the Ground(Wesleyan Poetry Series, 1991), and New and Collected Poems, 1970-1985 (Wesleyan University Press, 1986), among many others.

During his literary career, Ignatow worked as an editor of American Poetry ReviewAnalyticBeloit Poetry Journal, and Chelsea Magazine, and as poetry editor of The Nation.

He taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Kentucky…

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