Pulitzer Prize-winning, modernist poet known for such witty works as "O To Be a Dragon" and "A Face." Her most famous poem, the aptly-titled "Poetry," was published in 1919.
She began writing poems at age seven, but did not consider herself a poet until she was in her thirties.
Her 1951 Collected Poems received not only the Pulitzer Prize, but also the Bollingen Prize and the National Book Award.
She was a close associate of Wallace Stevens, Mirna Loy, James Merrill, and other well-known poets of her era.