Linda Pastan (1932 - / New York / United States)
Linda Pastan is an American poet of Jewish background. She was born in New York on May 27, 1932. Today, she lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband Ira Pastan, an accomplished physician and researcher.
She is known for writing short poems that address topics like family life, domesticity, motherhood, the female experience, aging, death, loss and the fear of loss, as well as the fragility of life and relationships.
Linda Pastan has published at least 12 books of poetry and a number of essays. Her awards include the Dylan Thomas Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award (Poetry Society of America), the Bess Hokin Prize (Poetry Magazine), the 1986 ... more »
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''Evil is simplyLinda Pastan (b. 1932), U.S. poet. "Instructions to the Reader," lines 28-33 (1982).
a grammatical error:
a failure to leap
''I made a list of things I haveLinda Pastan (b. 1932), U.S. poet. "Lists," lines 1-4 (1982).
to remember and a list
of things I want to forget,
but I see they are the same list.''