Edward Field was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924. Among his many publications are 10 volumes of poetry and numerous books. His most recent works are After the Fall: Poems Old and New (2007), Kabuli Days (2008), and The Villagers (2000). He received the Lamont Poetry Prize for his collection Stand Up, Friend, With Me (1963), as well as the Lambda Literary Award for Counting Myself Lucky, Selected Poems 1963-1992 (1992). Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award. He also won an Academy Award in 1965 for his writing on the film To Be Alive. Field lives in New York City.
Audio Recordings with Edward Field
- Edward Field and Michael S. Harper reading and discussing their poems on March 31, 1975, in the Coolidge Auditorium