Amy Clampitt (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Amy Clampitt was an American poet and author.

About Amy Clampitt

Twentieth-century American poet, author, and recipient of the Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships. Her nine poetry collections include What the Light Was Like, Westward, and A Silence Opens.

Before Fame

She was raised in New Providence, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College before relocating to New York City.


She published The Kingfisher, her first full-length poetry collection, at the age of sixty-three.

Family Life

She was born into an Iowa Quaker family. She later taught at numerous universities, including Amherst College, Smith College, and the College of William and Mary.


She grew up in the American Midwest, as did Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Information related to Amy Clampitt

  • Amherst College faculty
  • College of William & Mary faculty
  • Smith College faculty
  • Grinnell College alumni

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Latest information about Amy Clampitt updated on September 09, 2020.

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