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John Frederick Nims (November 20, 1913 Muskegon, Michigan - January 13, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American poet and academic.

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Life

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.[1]

The John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize, for poetry translation, is awarded by the Poetry Foundation.[2]

Awards

Bibliography

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Anthologies

Translations

Editor

  • John Frederick Nims, ed (1981). The Harper anthology of poetry. Harper & Row. ISBN 9780060448479.  

Criticism

References

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