Wallace Stevens Award

A. R. Ammons

YearPrize Amount
1998$100,000

 

A. R. Ammons

Archie Randolph Ammons was born outside Whiteville, North Carolina, on February 18, 1926. He started writing poetry aboard a U. S. Navy destroyer escort in the South Pacific. After completing service in World War II, he attended Wake Forest University and the University of California at Berkeley.

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