Amy Clampitt (15 June 1920 - 10 September 1994 / New Providence, Iowa)
Amy Clampitt was born on June 15, 1920, and brought up in New Providence, Iowa. She wrote poetry in high school, but then ceased and focused her energies on writing fiction instead. She graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. To support herself, she worked as a secretary at the Oxford University Press, a reference librarian at the Audubon Society, and a freelance editor.
Not until the mid-1960s, when she was in her forties, did she return to writing poetry. Her first poem was published by The New Yorker in 1978. In 1983, at the age of sixty-three, she published her first full-length collection, The Kingfisher.
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- A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street
- A Cure At Porlock
- A Hedge Of Rubber Trees
- A Hermit Thrush
- A Silence
- Beach Glass
- Brought From Beyond
- Easter Morning
- Gradual Clearing
- Nothing Stays Put
- On The Disadvantages Of Central Heating