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WRITING OF POETRY, WITH ERUDITION AND GRACEFUL DETACHMENT – John Hollander, a formidable presence in American literary life

When a poem also satisfies the ear Born in Manhattan in 1929 of immigrant Jewish parents, he attended first the Bronx High School of Science, then the College of Columbia University, where he joined the Boar’s Head Society. There he met his poetic mentor Allen Ginsberg, as well as Richard Howard, Max Frankel and Steven Marcus. Among his poetry books, …

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