Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000) was an American poet. He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.
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... Lee Bartlett, Karl Shapiro A Descriptive Bibliography 1933-1977 (New York Garland, 1979) Gail Gloston, Karl Shapiro, Delmore Schwartz, and Randall Jarrell The Image of the Poet in the Late 1940s (Thesis Reed ... Press, 1968) Hans Ostrom, "Karl Shapiro 1913-2000" (poem), in The Coast Starlight Collected Poems 1976-2006 (Indianapolis, 2006) Joseph Reino, Karl Shapiro (New York ... Tolson, Harlem Gallery (1965), with an introduction by Karl Shapiro Sue Walker, ed ...
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