Harold Norse

Rookie (1916 - 2009 / born:New York City - died: San Francisco)

Do you like this poet?
1 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Born Harold Rosen to an unmarried Lithuanian Jewish immigrant in Brooklyn. In the early 1950s, he came up with the new last name, Norse, by rearranging the letters in Rosen

He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1938, where he edited the literary magazine. Norse met Chester Kallman in 1938, and then became a part of W. H. Auden's "inner circle" when Auden moved to the ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Harold Norse

There is no comment submitted by members..
Best Poem of Harold Norse

I Am Not A Man

I am not a man. I can’t earn a living, buy new things for my family. I have acne and a small peter.

I am not a man. I don’t like football, boxing and cars. I like to express my feelings. I even like to put my arm around my friend’s shoulder.

I am not a man. I won’t play the role assigned to me – the role created by Madison Avenue, Playboy, Hollywood and Oliver Cromwell. Television does not dictate my behavior.

I am not a man. Once when I shot a squirrel I swore that I would never kill again. I gave up meat. The sight of blood makes me sick. I like flowers.

I am not...

Read the full of I Am Not A Man

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]