Louis Simpson

Louis Simpson was an American poet born in Jamaica. After serving as a pilot in the Second World War he studied in Paris and his first poetry collection, Les Arrivistes (1949), was published while he was living there. In the course of his 60-year career he published several other collections, including The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems (2003) and Struggling Times (2009). Among numerous awards he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1963.

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