John Updike

1932 - 2009

A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, John Updike championed ordinary American life in his literature. In regards to his poetry, Updike said, “I began as a writer of light verse, and have tried to carry over into my serious or lyric verse something of the strictness and liveliness of the lesser form.” (Quote from PoetryFoundation.org)

Photo: John Updike, PoetryFoundation.org

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