Josephine Jacobsen

Age: 94

poet and short-story writer known for her insightful yet spare verse. Her works frequently pondered the human experience. She served as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress from 1971 to 1973. The post is now called U.S. poet laureate.

Died: Cockeysville, Md., July 9, 2003

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