Karl  Shapiro

Karl Shapiro

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: Poetry

Fellow: Awarded 1953

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-10-1913

Died: 05-14-2000

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

SHAPIRO, KARL JAY.  Appointed for creative work in poetry; tenure, twelve months.

Born November 10, 1913, Baltimore, Maryland. Education:  Johns Hopkins University, 1937–39.

Sergeant, U. S. Army, 1941—.

Publications:  Poems, 1935; Person, Place and Thing, 1942; The Place of Love, 1942; V-Letter and Other Poems, 1944. Contributor to Five Young American Poets, 1941; Anthology of Magazine Verse, 1942; New Poems, 1942, 1943, 1944; An American Anthology, 1942; An American Decade, 1943. Poems in Nation, New Republic, Poetry, New Yorker, Contemporary Magazine of Verse, Anvil, Harper’s Magazine, Partisan Review, Good Housekeeping, Old Line, Chimera, Meanjin Papers (Brisbane, Queensland), Comment (Melbourne, Victoria), Southerly (English Association, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales), Angry Penguins (Adelaide, South Australia).



Poet Laureate, 1946-47
Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1945