Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet. He was twice Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1988 to 1990. For The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov (1977), he won the National Book Award for Poetry, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Bollingen Prize.
Nemerov was brother to photographer Diane Nemerov Arbus and father to art historian Alexander Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art and American Studies at Stanford University.
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“Fiddle-dee-dee! War, war, war. This war talks spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isnt going to be any war.”
—Sidney Howard (18911939)
“Ive never read a political poem thats accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.”
—Howard Nemerov (19201991)