Richard Howard

American poet and literary critic

Richard Joseph Howard (born Richard Joseph Orwitz; October 13, 1929 – March 31, 2022) was an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize in 1976 for his translation of E. M. Cioran's A Short History of Decay and the National Book Award[2] for his 1983 translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal.

Howard died on March 31, 2022 at his home in New York City from problems caused by dementia, aged 92.[3]

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