Biographies Frank Bidart (1939-)

Frank Bidart was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1939. He is the author of nine poetry collections, including The Sacrifice (1983); Desire (1997); and Metaphysical Dog (2013), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His honors include the Wallace Stevens Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation Writer’s Award, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, and the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Bidart served as a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets from 2003 to 2009. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has taught at Wellesley College since 1972.

Audio Recordings with Frank Bidart

Selected Works at the Library of Congress