Born in Brooklyn on February 7, 1914, and spent most of his life in the New York City area.
Ignatow began his professional career as a businessman. After committing wholly to poetry, Ignatow worked as an editor of American Poetry Review, Analytic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Chelsea Magazine, and as poetry editor of The Nation. He taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Vassar College, York College of the City University of New York, New York University, and Columbia University. He was president of the Poetry Society of America from 1980 to 1984 and poet-in-residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace... more »
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- For My Daughter
- The Bagel
- Against The Evidence
- I Close My Eyes
- The Journey
- An Illusion
- Ritual One
- My Skeleton, My Rival
- At This Moment
- Self-Employed: For Harvey Shapiro
- An Ecology
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and to fall down at your feet
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