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Mona Van Duyn

Born May 9, 1921

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Mona Van Duyn Marker
Inscription.  In 1947 Mona Van Duyn co-founded "Perspective: A Quarterly of Literature" with her husband, Jarvis Thurston. Moving to St. Louis in 1950, they published it for another 30 years. Van Duyn's first book of poetry, "Valentines to the Wide World," was published in 1959. One of the nation's preeminent poets, she won the Bollingen Prize, the National Book Award, The Academy of American Poets Fellowship and the Ruth Lilly Award. Van Duyn, whose poetry finds large truths in small subjects, won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her seventh book, "Near Changes." In 1992 Mona Van Duyn was named Poet Laureate of the United States.
 
Erected 1993 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.348′ N, 90° 18.149′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6273 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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Photograph courtesy of the Washington University in St. Louis
2. Mona Van Duyn
Mona Van Duyn sitting in a chair in front of a bookcase in her home in University City, Missouri.
distance of this marker. Bill Mauldin (here, next to this marker); Stanley Elkin (a few steps from this marker); Al Hirschfeld (a few steps from this marker); Miles Davis (a few steps from this marker); William "Bill" Clay (a few steps from this marker); John Danforth (a few steps from this marker); Leonard Slatkin (a few steps from this marker); Kate Chopin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 14, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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