Mona Van Duyn

Mona Van Duyn's Death

Born (Birthday) May 9, 1921

Death Date December 2, 2004

Age of Death 83 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Place of Death University City, Missouri, United States

Profession Poet

The poet Mona Van Duyn died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Former United States Poet Laureate who received the 1971 National Book Award for a poetry collection entitled To See, To Take. For another collection, Near Changes, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

She studied at Iowa State Teachers College and at the State University of Iowa.

Her late poetic works include Firefall and If It Be Not I, both published in 1994.

Personal Life

She grew up in Eldora, Iowa. She married Jarvis Thurston in 1943.

She was influenced by the work of author Virginia Woolf.

How did Mona Van Duyn die?

She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. She died of bone cancer at her home in University City, Missouri, on December 2, 2004, aged 83.