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Grace Schulman

Biography

Grace Schulman is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is considered “the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in this country.” She is also the recipient of the Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Society of America. Her ninth book of poems is Again, the Dawn: New and Selected Poems, 19762022, appearing in November, 2022. Her other recent books of poems include The Marble Bed and Without a Claim. She is the author of a memoir,  Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage, and an essay collection, First Loves and Other Adventures. Editor of The Poems of Marianne Moore, she is Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. Among her other honors are the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, five Pushcart Prizes., and has been featured seven times on Poetry Daily. She is the translator, from the Hebrew, of The Poems of T. Carmi, and, from the Spanish, of Songs of Cifar, by Pablo Antonio Cuadra. About her poems, Harold Bloom has written, “Grace Schulman has developed into one of the permanent poets of her generation.” Schulman is former director of the Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y, 1974-84, and former poetry editor of The Nation, 1971-2006.

Current City, State, Country

New York City, New York, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Published Works

Poetry
Again, the Dawn: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2022 (Turtle Point Press, November 15, 2022)
The Marble Bed: Poems (Turtle Point Press, 2020)
Without a Claim: Poems (Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, 2013)
The Broken String: Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 2007; Mariner, 2008)
Days of Wonder: Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 2002; Mariner, 2003)
The Paintings of Our Lives (Houghton Mifflin, 2000; Mariner, 2001)
For That Day Only: Poems (Sheep Meadow, 1994)
Hemispheres: Poems (Sheep Meadow, 1984)
Burn Down the Icons: Poems (Princeton U Press, 1976)

Memoir
Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage (Turtle Point Press, 2018)

Translations of Poetry
At the Stone of Losses: by T.Carmi (Jewish Publication Society/ U of California Press, 1983)
Songs of Cifar, by Pablo Antonio Cuadra (with Ann McCarthy, Columbia U Press, 1979)

Criticism & Essays
Marianne Moore: The Poetry of Engagement (U of Illinois Press, 1986; repr. paper, Paragon, 1987)
Ezra Pound (McGraw, 1974)

Current Title

Distinguished Professor, Baruch College, C.U.N.Y.

Education

Bard College and American University, B.S. 1954
New York University, M.A. and Ph.D. 1971

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Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Translator from Hebrew of Stone of Losses, by T. Carmi; translator from Spanish (with Ann McCarthy of Songs of Cifar, by Pablo Antonio Cuadra

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