Richard Howard

American, 1929 -

Richard Howard is one of the most prolific and respected twentieth-century literary critics still living and writing today. Like many literary critics, he also writes his own poetry; unlike most critics’ poetry, his won a Pulitzer Prize. He has also received a PEN Translation Prize, a National Book Award, a Literary Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, a MacArthur Fellowship, the title of Chevalier from France’s L’Ordre National du Merite, and the position of Poet Laureate of New York from 1993 to 1995. A longtime poetry editor at The Paris Review, he now edits The Western Humanities Review and teaches writing at Columbia University.