As a Yale sophomore, Reed Whittemore published some of the most important poets of the day

KENSINGTON, Md. – Reed Whittemore, who as a Yale sophomore in 1939 helped start a literary magazine that published some of the eminent poets of the age and who himself became a leading ambassador for poetry as writer, editor, college professor and twice poet laureate of the United States, died April 6 in Kensington.

(This story appeared in The Washington Post on April 9. Read the rest here.)


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