Individual Author Record
Name: Karl Jay ShapiroPen Name: Karl Shapiro Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland Sites:
Illinois ConnectionEnglish Professor, UIC, 1966-68, and was Editor for Poetry, Chicago, Illinois, 1956-66.
Biographical and Professional InformationShapiro was a poet, editor of poetry, scholar and teacher. He was appointed the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.Shapiro's last work, ''Coda: Last Poems'', was published in a collected volume post-mortem by editor Robert Phillips in 2008. The poems, divided into three sections according to love poems to his last wife, poems concerning roses, and other various poems, were discovered in the drawers of Shapiro's desk by his wife two years after his death.
*''V-Letter and Other Poems'', Reynal, 1944*''Essay on Rime'', Secker & Warburg, 1945,*''Trial of a Poet and Other Poems'', Reynal, 1947,*''Poems of a Jew'', Random House, 1958,*''The Bourgeois Poet'', Random House, 1964,*''Selected Poems'', Random House , 1968,*''Adult Book Store'', Random House, 1976,*''Love and War, Art and God'', Stuart Wright, 1984,*''Adam and Eve'', Press Alley, 1986,*''New and Selected Poems, 1940-1986'', University of Chicago Press, 1987,*''The Wild Card, Selected Poems, Early and Late'', University of Illinois Press, 1998,*''Coda: The Last Poem'', Texas Review, 2008