Edgar Bowers was an American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989.
Bowers was born in Rome, Georgia in 1924. During World War II he joined the military and served in Counter-intelligence against Germany. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1950 and did graduate work in English literature at Stanford University. Bowers published several books of poetry, including The Form of Loss, For Louis Pasteur, and The Astronomers. He won two fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, and taught at Duke University and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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- For Louis Pasteur
- Amor Vincit Omnia
- The Virgin Considered As A Picture
- The Mountain Cemetery
- The Poet Orders His Tomb
- The Stoic: For Laura Von Courten
- Autumn Shade
- An Afternoon At The Beach
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You stood alone to watch the searchlights trace
Their careful webs against the boding sky,''
''Eternal Venice sinking by degreesEdgar Bowers (b. 1924), U.S. poet. The Stoic: for Laura von Courten (l. 19-20). . . Contemporary American Poets, The; American Poetry since 1940. ...
Into the very water that she lights;''
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