Howard Moss


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New York City poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker (1948–87), whose graceful lyrics have been collected in The Wound and the Weather (1946), The Toy Fair (1954), A Swimmer in the Air (1957), A Winter Come, A Summer Gone (1960), Finding Them Lost (1965), Second Nature (1968), Selected Poems (1971, National Book Award), Buried City (1975), A Swim Off the Rocks (1976), Notes from the Castle (1979), and Rules of Sleep (1984). He has also written The Magic Lantern of Marcel Proust (1962), Writing Against Time (1969), and Whatever Is Moving (1981), essays and reviews, and Instant Lives (1974), brief biographical sketches of authors, written in parodies of their own styles. The Folding Green (1958), The Oedipus Mah-Jongg Scandal (1968), and The Palace at 4 A.M. (1972) are plays that have been produced.

Subjects: Literature.

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