David Shapiro papers
- circa 1950s-2017
- Shapiro, David, 1947- (Author)
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46 Linear Feet ((50 boxes) + 1 broadside)
David Shapiro (1947-)
Shapiro began writing poetry when he was nine years old and published his first poetry collection, January: A Book of Poems (1965), at age eighteen. His other poetry volumes include The Page-Turner (1973), After a Lost Original (1994), and New and Selected Poems, 1965–2006 (2007). His poems have been anthologized in several editions of The Best American Poetry, and featured in publications such as The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry. Shapiro’s work as an art critic includes reviews for Art News and The New Yorker, and books on Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, and Piet Mondrian. As a literary critic, he published the first book-length study of John Ashbery’s poetry in 1979. His awards include the 1962 Gotham Book Mart Avant-Garde Poetry Award and the 1977 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Morton Dauwen Zabel Award. He was also a National Book Award Finalist for A Man Holding an Acoustic Panel (1971).
From 1991 to 2016, Shapiro was professor of art at William Paterson University, where he began teaching art history in 1985. He also taught English at Columbia University from 1972 to 1981, poetry and literature at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, and visual arts at Princeton University.
In 1970 Shapiro married architect Lindsay Stamm Shapiro. The couple have one son, Daniel, who is also a published poet. Shapiro has lived in Riverdale, New York since the 1970s.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Unusual or non-descriptive titles provided by creator have been retained. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing. Information in brackets is also supplied by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- American literature -- 21st century
- American literature -- Jewish authors
- American poetry -- 20th Century
- American poetry -- 21st century
- Art criticism
- Art critics -- United States
- Art critics -- United States -- Archives
- Art historians -- United States -- 20th Century
- Ashbery, John, 1927-2017
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors -- United States -- 21st century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Authors, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Berrigan, Ted, 1934-1983
- Bloom, Harold, 1930-
- Born digital
- Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994
- Ceravolo, Joseph, 1934-
- Ciardi, John, 1916-1986
- Cohen, Arthur A. (Arthur Allen), 1928-1986
- Cole, Peter, 1957-
- Collages (visual works)
- Delaunay, Robert, 1885-1941
- Delaunay, Sonia
- Dent, Tory, 1958-2005
- Dine, Jim, 1935-
- Dupin, Jacques
- Exhibition catalogs
- Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
- Govrin, Michal, 1950-
- Guest, Barbara, 1920-2006
- Hall, Donald, 1928-2018
- Hejduk, John, 1929-2000
- Hell, Richard
- Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982
- Jewish authors
- Johns, Jasper, 1930-
- Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002
- Lauterbach, Ann, 1942-
- Lehman, David, 1948-
- Lima, Frank, 1939-
- Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944
- New York school of art
- O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966
- Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
- Padgett, Ron, 1942-
- Poets -- United States -- 20th Century
- Poets -- United States -- 21st century
- Poets -- United States -- Archives
- Poets, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Poets, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Porter, Anne, 1911-2011
- Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975
- Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996
- Shapiro, David, 1947-
- Guide to the David Shapiro Papers
- by Nora Soto
- December 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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