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Marilyn Hacker

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Marilyn Hacker is an American poet, translator and critic. She has won numerous awards including the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
, the Bernard F. Conners Prize from the Paris Review, the John Masefield Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. 

Her 1995 collection Winter Numbers, which details the loss of many of her friends to AIDS and her own struggle with breast cancer, garnered a Lambda Literary Award and The Nation's Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Her Selected Poems 1965-1990 received the 1996 Poets' Prize, and Squares and Courtyards won the 2001 Audre Lorde Award. More recent collections include Desesperanto in 2003, Essays on Departure in 2006 and Names in 2010.

She received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004, and won the Argana International Poetry Prize from the Beit as-Shir/House of Poetry in Morocco 2011. In 2008, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Paris.

‘a major poet…exciting and true’ George Szirtes.