Coxe, Louis (1918 - 1993)

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, Non-Fiction - Scholarly, Poetry

Louis Osborne Coxe led a distinguished career as a poet, playwright, critic and professor. Born in Manchester, NH in 1918, he graduated from Princeton University in 1940. He taught at his alma mater in 1947, and returned for a year in 1962. He also joined the faculties of Harvard and the University of Minnesota before coming to Bowdoin College in 1955, where he remained until retirement.

He received numerous honors, including: Donaldson Award for Drama-1952 Brandeis University Creative Arts Award-1960 National Endowment for the Arts Grant-1977 Academy of American Poets Prize-1978

Selected Bibliography

  • The North Well: New Poems, 1985
  • Passage: Selected Poems, 1943-1978, 1979
  • Enabling Acts: Selected Essays in Criticism, c1976
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson: the Life of Poetry, 1969
  • The Last Hero: and Other Poems, 1965
  • Billy Budd, by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman, 1962, c1951

Selected Resources