Léonie Adams

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: Poetry

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-08-1899

Died: 06-27-1988

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.


 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.


Poet Laureate, 1948-49