Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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1929 – Richard Howard, born on the 13th of October in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a distinguished American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.
1951 – 1952 – A graduate of Columbia University with B.A and M.A.
1952 – 1953 – After reading French letters at the Sorbonne, he had a brief early career as a lexicographer.
1969 – Won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Untitled Subjects, which took for its subject dramatic imagined letters and monologues of 19th century historical figures.
1976 – He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of E. M. Cioran’s A Short History of Decay.
1983 – Awarded by the American Book Award for his translation of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.