Stanley Burnshaw (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Stanley Burnshaw

Stanley Burnshaw was an American poet, primarily known for his ontology The Seamless Web. His style was particularly writing political poems, prose, editorials, etc. Aside from political poetry, Burnshaw is known for his works on social justice.

Born: Jun 20, 1906, New York City, New York
Died: Sept 16, 2005, Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts
Education: University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, University of Poitiers, Sorbonne, Cornell University
Known for: Poet, critic, author, editor, publisher, novelist
Spouse(s): Susan Copen Oken
Children: Valerie Razavi

About Stanley Burnshaw

American poet and author who is most known for a 1970 work entitled The Seamless Web. His other works include The Iron Lands, Heartbeat Obbligato, and End of the Flower-World.

Before Fame

He was raised in New York City by British immigrant parents. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, and New York University.


He served as president of the New York-based Dryden Press.

Family Life

He married Susan Cohen Oken, with whom he had a daughter.


He was a close friend of poet Robert Frost.

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