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Full Name: May Swenson
Biography:
(1913 or 1919-1989) Poet, critic, scholar, editor, lecturer, playwright. May Swenson was born in Logan, Utah. She got her bachelor of science degree from Utah State University and then moved to New York City. Swenson won the William Rose Benet Prize of the Poetry Society of America in 1959, Longview Foundation Award in 1959, National Institute of Arts and Letters Award in 1960, Brandeis University Creative Arts Award in 1967. Also she won a Guggenheim Fellowship (1959), a Ford Foundation grant (1964), the Bollingen Prize for poetry (1984), and a MacArthur Fellowship (1987).
Author's Timeline:
1913 (Unknown) County
Anna Thilda May Swenson was born in Logan, Utah, in either 1913 or 1919. 
1989 (Unknown) County
May Swenson died in Ocean View, Delaware, in 1989. 
1959 New York County
Swenson worked for New Directions publishing company as an editor between 1959 and 1966. 
1954 (Unknown) County
Another Animal
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1963 (Unknown) County
To Mix with Time: New and Selected Poems
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1966 (Unknown) County
Poems to Solve (for children "14-up")
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1970 (Unknown) County
Iconographs
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1978 (Unknown) County
New and Selected Things Taking Place
(Pub: Little, Brown. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1958 (Unknown) County
A Cage of Spines
(Pub: Rinehart. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1967 (Unknown) County
Half Sun Half Sleep
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1968 (Unknown) County
More Poems to Solve
(Pub: Scribner. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1964 (Unknown) County
The Contemporary Poet as Artist and Critic
Nonfiction. 
1987 (Unknown) County
In Other Words
(Pub: Knopf. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
? New York County
Swenson lived in New York City. 

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