Karl Shapiro

Age: 86

Pulitzer Prize–winning iconoclast poet who gained fervent acclaim for V-Letter and Other Poems and Essay on Rime, which he wrote as a soldier in New Guinea during World War II. His star faded later in his career amid harsh criticism of his work.

Died: New York City, May 14, 2000

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