David Ignatow

(b. 1914)

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Brooklyn-born poet of immigrant parents, whose hard struggles in youth and through the Depression are the stuff from which he has made his poetry, briefly told in Brooklynese speech. This has appeared in Poems (1948), The Gentle Weight Lifter (1955), Say Pardon (1962), Figures of the Human (1964), Earth Hard (1968), Rescue the Dead (1968), Poems, 1934–69 (1970), Facing the Tree (1975), Tread the Dark (1978), and Whisper to the Earth (1981). His Notebooks (1973) treats both his personal life and his aims as poet.

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