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
- “Frank Bidart and Robert Pinsky reading their poems in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress, Dec. 7, 1995″