Poems

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961.

Price: $175.00

Softcover. Second printing. Foreword by Dudley Fitts. Printed wrappers. Some foxing to the endpapers and foredge, and a small crease on the rear wrap, very good. An entry in the Yale Younger Poets series that also won the Pulitzer Prize. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. The printed dedication of the book is to Dugan's wife Judith, the daughter of Ben Shahn and his first wife.

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Poems. Alan DUGAN.

Alan Dugan
birth name: Alan Dugan
born: 2/12/1923
died: 9/3/2003

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American poet who wrote with bemused sarcasm about mundane topics, infusing them with an ironic depth. A fully developed style was evident in his first verse collection, Poems (1961), which in 1962 won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore