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Bogan, Louise

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Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Poets

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1897 - Louise Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Maine on the 11th of August. She spent most of her childhood years with her parents and brother growing up in mill towns in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

1916 - Married to Curt Alexander, a corporal in the United States Army.

1923 - Published her first book of poetry, "Body of This Death: Poems".

1925 - Married to poet and novelist, Raymond Holden.

1929 - Published her second book of poetry, "Dark Summer: Poems".

         - She was hired as a poetry editor for The New Yorker.

1931 - Suffered from mental illness that landed her in a psychiatric hospital.

1933 - Diagnosed with depression marked by obsessive and paranoid inclinations.

1937-1968 - Wrote poetry collections "The Sleeping Fury", "Poems and New Poems", "Collected Poems, 1923-1953", "The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923-1968".

         - Recipient of Bollingen Prize in Poetry with Léonie Adams.

1969 - She ended her thirty-eight year career as a reviewer for the New Yorker.

1970 - On 4th of February, she died of a heart attack in New York City.

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