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          Howard Nemerov (1920-1991)

    Because You Asked About the Line
    Between Prose and Poetry

First Line:   Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle.

Nemerov was awarded the National Book Award for
Poetry and Pulitzer prize for Poetry in 1978, and the
Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1981. He was Consultant
in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1963 to
1964 and was reappointed as Poet Laureate of the
United States from 1988 to 1990.

The above poem appeared is protected by copyright
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copyright holder. It can be found in:

  • Bowen, Retta, Nick Temple, Nicholas Alberry, and
    Stephanie Weinreich, eds. Poem A Day: Volume 3.
    Hanover, New Hampshire: Steelforth Press, 2003.