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Richard Wilbur
(1921 - )

1921 Born 1 March in New York City
1938 Enters Amherst College
1942 Graduates with a B.A. from Amherst
1942 Marries Charlotte Ward Wilbur
1942 Serves in army during World War II
1947 The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems published
1947 Receives an M.A from Harvard
1950 Ceremony and Other Poems published
1950 Joins Harvard faculty
1952 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
1952 Wins a Guggenheim Fellowship
1954 Receives the Prix de Rome Fellowship
1956 Things of This World published
1957 Accepts a professorship at Wesleyan University
1957 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Things of This World
1961 Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems published
1961 Appointed Chancellor Emeritus of The Academy of American Poets
1963 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
1969 Walking to Sleep: New Poems and Translations published
1970 Awarded the Bollingen Prize
1972 The Shelley Memorial Award
1976 The Mind-Reader: New Poems published
1977 Named writer-in-residence at Smith College
1987 Named Poet Laureate of the U.S
1988 New and Collected Poems published
1990 Wins Pulitzer Prize for New and Collected Poems
1996 Awarded T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing
1996 Awarded the Frost Medal
1997 Elected a chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques

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