Léonie Adams

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: Poetry

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Adams, Léonie:  Appointed to do creative writing in poetry, and to translate the lyrics of François Villon, chiefly in Paris; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1927.

 Born December 9, 1899, at Brooklyn, New York. Education: Barnard College, B.A., 1922.

 Poet.

 Publications: “Those Not Elect,” a book of poems, 1925. Poems in “American Poetry, A Miscellany,” 1927. Poems and reviews in The New Republic, Poetry, The Saturday Review of Literature, The Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, The Measure, Palms, and Liberator.

AWARDS WON

Poet Laureate, 1948-49