Edwin Honig was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. Over the course of his career he wrote 13 books of poetry, including The Moral Circus (1955), Spring Journal (1968), and Interrupted Praise: New/Selected Poems (1983). Honig was also a translator, playwright, and literary critic; he published 14 translations, including Miguel Cervantes’ Eight Interludes (1964), as well as several plays and books of literary criticism, such as Dark Conceit: The Making of Allegory (1959). For his work, he was the recipient of Guggenheim fellowships as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He was knighted by the President of Portugal in 1986 and by the King of Spain in 1996. Honig died in 2011.
Audio Recordings with Edwin Honig
- Edwin Honig reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Mar. 15, 1965