Amy Clampitt was born in New Providence, Iowa in 1920. She is the author of nine poetry collections, including The Kingfisher (1983), What the Light Was Like (1985), and The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt (1997). She also published three books of prose. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets, Clampitt was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She served as a writer-in-residence at the College of William and Mary, a visiting writer at Amherst College, a visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, and a Grace Hazard Conkling Visiting Writer at Smith College. She died in 1994.
Audio Recordings of Amy Clampitt
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Amy Clampitt and Robert Pinsky reading their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Feb. 27, 1984