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Howard Moss, American Writer, editors Recipient Janet Sewall David award Poetry magazine, 1944; award creative writing American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, 1968; National Book award in Poetry, 1972; Brandeis Creative Awards citation in poetry, 1983; National Endowment Arts award, 1984; Lenore Marshall/Nation Poetry prize, 1986.


Moss, Howard was born on January 22, 1922 in New York City. Son of David L. and Sonya (Schrag) Moss.


Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1944. Postgraduate, Columbia University. Postgraduate, Harvard.



Book reviewer, Time magazine, 1943; instructor English, Vassar College, 1944-1945; adjunct Professor of English, Barnard College, 1975; adjunct Professor of English, Columbia University, 1977, 81, 83; adjunct Professor of English, University of California, Irvine, 1979; adjunct Professor of English, U. Houston, 1980, 83, 87; poetry editor, New Yorker magazine, 1948-1987; chancellor, Academy of American Poets, New York, 1987.



Judge National Book awards, 1964, 57. Judge Brandeis Creative award, 1962, Avery Hopwood award University Michigan, 1963. Fellow Academy American Poets, 1986.

Member P.E.N., Authors Guild, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters. M C.


David L. Moss

Sonya (Schrag) Moss