Marie Ponsot in Bryant Park, NYC  April 6, 1921 — July 5, 2019  photo courtesy of Josh Mizrahi

Marie Ponsot in Bryant Park, NYC

April 6, 1921 — July 5, 2019

photo courtesy of Josh Mizrahi

Marie Ponsot was an American poetliterary criticessayist, teacher, and translator. Her awards and honors included the National Book Critics Circle Award, Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize, the Robert Frost Poetry Award, the Shaughnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry.

In her honor, Presence published a Life's Work essay in the inaugural issue of 2017, written by Susan L. Miller, for whom Ponsot had been a beloved teacher and mentor.