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Mary Barnard

Born: Dec 6, 1909

Death: Aug 25, 2001

Birthplace: Vancouver

Nationality: United States

Mary Barnard

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1909
Date of Death : Aug 25, 2001
Birth Place : Vancouver

Mary Ethel Barnard was an American poet, biographer and Greek-to-English translator. She is known for her clear interpretation of the works of Sappho, a translation which has never gone out of print. Paideuma: A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship, Issue 94, was exclusively dedicated to her work and her correspondence with Pound. Barnard won a Levinson Award of Poetry from Poetry Magazine in 1935, and an Elliston Award for her Collected Poems, a Western States Book Award in 1986,. Among other honors were: the Washington State Governor's Award for achievement in the literary arts, and the May Sarton Award for Poetry from the New England Poetry Club in 1987.

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