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Frank Bidart Biography and Poems

Frank Bidart Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Frank Bidart, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Bidart, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Bidart, Frank

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Frank Bidart (born May 27, 1939 in Bakersfield, California ) is an American academic and poet.


Frank Bidart (b. 1939 in Bakersfield, California) is an American poet. In 1957, he began to study at the University of California at Riverside. In 1962, he began studying with Robert Lowell and Reuben Brower at Harvard. He is currently a professor of English at Wellesley College.

Works

  • A book of poems, Desire, published in 1997. It received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and the 1998 Bobbitt Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.
  • Music Like Dirt, 2002, the only poetry chapbook ever nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
  • A book of poems in two sections, Star Dust, 2005.

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