Moss, Howard

Howard Moss (1922-1987), poet, playwright and critic, was Poetry Editor for The New Yorker from 1948 to 1987. He wrote eight books of poetry including Selected Poems (Atheneum, 1971), winner of the National Book Award. The letters that appear in this issue of Smartish Pace are excerpted from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011. Copyright © 2011 by the Alice H. Methfessel Trust. Selection copyright © 2011 by Joelle Biele. All rights reserved. [bio updated 2011]