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Poet Louis Simpson dies aged 89

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Poet Louis Simpson dies aged 89

Sep 18 2012

Louis Simpson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work often explored the darker side of life in the US suburbs, has died at his New York home aged 89.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1964 for his fourth collection At the End of the Open Road.

Its title was inspired by Walt Whitman's poem Song of the Open Road, which presented a vision of America replete with optimism and potential.

Source: BBC News

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