A. R. Ammons

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A. R. Ammons

A. R. Ammons (1926-2001) was an American poet and author of nearly thirty books of poetry. Garbage (1993) won the National Book Award and the Library of Congress’s Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, A Coast of Trees (1981) received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Sphere (1974) won the Bollingen Prize, and Collected Poems 1951-1971 (1972) won the National Book Award. He taught poetry at Cornell until 1998.