John Frederick Nims (20 November 1913 - 13 January 1999 / Muskegon, Michigan)
John Frederick Nims was an American poet and academic.
He graduated from DePaul University, University of Notre Dame with an M.A., and from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in 1945. He published reviews of the works by Robert Lowell and W. S. Merwin. He taught English at Harvard University, the University of Florence, the University of Toronto, Williams College and the University of Missouri.
He was editor of Poetry magazine from 1978 to 1984.
The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize, for poetry translation, is awarded by the Poetry Foundation.
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- Blind Joy
- Christmas Tree
- Days Of Our Years
- Decline And Fall
- Isaiah’s Coal
- Love Poem
- Madrigal In Time Of War
- Parting: 1940
- The Young Ionia
- Tide Turning
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