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Amy Clampitt

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Amy Clampitt was born and brought up in New Providence, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College, and from that time on lived mainly in New York City. Her first full-length collection, The Kingfisher, published in 1983, was followed in 1985 by What the Light Was Like, in 1987 by Archaic Figure, and in 1990 by Westward. A Silence Opens, her last book, appeared in 1994.

The recipient in 1982 of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1984 of an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, she was made a MacArthur Prize Fellow in 1992. She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and... Read More

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The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt

Written by Amy Clampitt


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $17.99

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The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt

Written by Amy Clampitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $25.95

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Selected Poems

Written by Amy Clampitt
Edited by Mary Jo Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $19.95

When Amy Clampitt’s first collection, The Kingfisher, was published, it was hailed as that rare first book that “signals a major poet in full bloom” (Los Angeles Times). Its author was sixty-three years old. Over the next eleven years, Clampitt produced four additional, major collections. Now, the most essential poems from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Selected Poems

Written by Amy Clampitt
Edited by Mary Jo Salter


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $15.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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