William Pitt Root

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William Pitt Root (born 1941 Austin, Minnesota) is an American poet.[1]

He was raised in Fort Myers, Florida.[2]

He studied at the University of Washington, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro.[3]

He was Tucson Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2002, and taught at Hunter College.[4] He was an US/UK Exchange Artist, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, Guggenheim Fellow,[5] Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and an NEA fellow.[6]

His work appeared in Asheville Poetry Review,[7] The Atlantic,[8] New Yorker,[9] Harpers,[10] The Nation, Commonweal, American Poetry Review, Triquarterly, and Poetry. He is poetry editor of Cutthroat Magazine.[11]

He is married to poet Pamela Uschuk; they live near Durango, Colorado.



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