American poet and Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego; 2008 Guggenheim fellow and winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Versed
May. 30, 2013
Feb. 26, 2009
After the deaths of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana, Joan Didion wrote "Blue Nights," the most personal and poetic book of her career.
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