Carolyn Kizer founded Poetry Northwest in 1959 with Richard Hugo, and she was the first Director of Literary Programs at the NEA. Subsequently, she has taught and read at many universities, including North Carolina, Columbia, Princeton, and Stanford. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for YIN: New Poems. Her latest books are 100 Great Poems by Women, which she edited for Ecco Press, and Harping On: Poems 1985-1995 (Copper Canyon).
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