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Marianne Moore

Born November 15, 1887

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Marianne Moore Marker
Inscription.  Born in Kirkwood, Poet Marianne Moore was profoundly influenced by her early upbringing in the St. Louis area before her family moved to Pennsylvania. One of the most influential Modernists and an inspiration to generations of women poets, Moore is known for her keen sense of detail and her precise use of language. She published many volumes of acclaimed poetry in 50 years, including "Collected Works" (1951), which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Also an essayist and translator, Moore was a modest and skeptical of her own writing, but others saw her genius. T.S. Eliot said the work of Marianne Moore is "part of the small body of durable poetry."
 
Erected 1996 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.372′ N, 90° 18.387′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College, circa 1920
2. Marianne Moore
at or near this postal address: 6625 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dave Garroway (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gass (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Eagleton (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Rickey (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on October 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 11, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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