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Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker is the recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the Robert Fagles Translation Prize, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her collection Winter Numbers received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Paris, France.


Books by Marilyn Hacker

  1. Book CoverDesesperanto: Poems 1999-2002

    One of our strongest poets of conscience confronts the dangerous new century with intelligence, urbanity, and elegiac humor.More

  2. Book CoverFirst Cities: Collected Early Poems 1960-1979

    The first three books of one of our best poets, including her National Book Award-winning volume Presentation Piece, plus Separations and Taking Notice.More

  3. Book CoverLove, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons

    This critically acclaimed sonnet sequence is the passionately intense story of a love affair between two women, from the electricity of their first acquaintance to the experience of their parting.

  4. Book CoverNames: Poems

    “[Hacker] powerfully brings her formal mastery and her political sensibility together.”—American PoetMore

  5. Book CoverSelected Poems 1965-1990

    Here is a rich collection of work from five books by one of America's most controversial poets. Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, forthright feminism, political acuity, and unabashed eroticism.More

  6. Book CoverSquares and Courtyards: Poems

    "[Poems] of intense intimacy, beauty, and authority." —W. S. MerwinMore

  7. Book CoverA Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994–2014

    Longlisted for the National Book Award

    A selection of poems that addresses the quotidian and the global, from one of our most essential poets.More

  8. Book CoverWinter Numbers: Poems

    Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.More