Biographies J.V. Cunningham (1911-1985)

J. V. Cunningham (credit: Thomas Victor)

J. V. Cunningham was born in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1911. He is the author of nine poetry collections, including The Helmsman (1942), The Exclusions of a Rhyme (1960), and The Poems of J. V. Cunningham (1997). He is also the author of three selections of prose. Cunningham received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He taught English and writing at the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, Harvard University, the University of Virginia, Washington University, and Brandeis University. J. V. Cunningham died in 1985.

Audio Recordings with J.V. Cunningham

  • As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Louise Bogan and J.V. Cunningham reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 18, 1968

Selected Works at the Library of Congress