The Far Field
By Theodore Roethke
Original Publisher: Doubleday
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Theodore Roethke first won the National Book Award in Poetry in 1959 for Words for the Wind.
Poetry Finalists that Year:
- Ben Belitt for The Enemy Joy
- John Berryman for 77 Dream Songs
- James Dickey for Helmets
- Jean Garrigue for Country Without Maps
- Galway Kinnell for Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock
- Robert Lowell for For the Union Dead
- William Meredith for The Wreck of the Thresher
Poetry Judges that Year: Howard Moss, May Swenson,
The Year in Literature:
- 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
- Stephen Spender was named Consultant in Poetry for the United States.
- Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) was born in Saginaw, MI.
- Roethke died two years before he received the National Book Award for The Far Field.
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