Happy Birthday to MLC Author Howard Nemerov!


Happy Birthday, Howard Nemerov!


Born on a Leap Day–February 29, 1920–Howard Nemerov was destined to break the mold. His work was known for its unique mix of wit and playfulness framed within meticulous formalist structures.


Nemerov’s poem “Because You Asked About the Line between Prose and Poetry” is a perfect example of his characteristic style.

For more of Nemerov’s work in the Modern Literature Collection, visit: http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/mlc50/howard-nemerov.

About the author

Meghan Lamb currently lives with her husband in St. Louis, where she is a fiction MFA candidate with the Washington University Writing Program and a Graduate Assistant with the Modern Literature Collection. She is the author of Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace) and Sacramento (Solar Luxuriance).