Louis Simpson

The author of seventeen books of poetry, Louis Simpson was the recipient of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection At the End of the Open Road (Wesleyan University Press, 1964). Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for Modern Poets of France: A Bilingual Anthology (Story Line Press). His book The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001 (BOA, 2003), was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry and the Griffin Poetry Prize. Simpson died in 2012.