Eve Merriam

By: Areauna Battle

Eve Merriam was an American poet and writer. Born: July 19, 1916, Philadelphia, PA. Died: April 11, 1992, Manhattan, New York City, NY. Awards: Obie Award for Distinguished Productions. Movies: Broadway Theatre Archive: Out of Our Father's House. Spouse: Waldo Salt (m. 1983-1987), Leonard C. Lewin. The schools she went to were Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania.

The first book Eve Merriam wrote was in 1946 Family Circle, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Her book, The inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. it inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award Excellence in Poetry for Children. She publishes a total of 88 books. Eve Merriam was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1916, she attended Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, and has taught and lectured at many other institutions. Eve Merriam does not have any types of literature written, but she does have written poems. The name of her written poem is "Family Circle". There aren't any interesting facts about Eve Merriam.

This poem is a Lyric. The simlie: -The willow is a like a nymph with streaming hair; Wherever it grow, there is green and gold and fair. -The willow dips to the water, Protected and precious, like the king's favorite daughter. -The ginkgo forces its way through gray concrete; Like a city child, it grows up in the street.

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