Modern Poets of France: A Bilingual Anthology

YearTitlePublisherPrize AmountJudge
1997Modern Poets of France: A Bilingual AnthologyStory Line Press$1,000Rachel Hadas


Born in Jamaica, West Indies, in 1923, Louis Simpson was the son of a lawyer of Scottish descent and a Russian mother. He immigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen, studied at Columbia University, then served in the Second World War with the 101st Airborne Division on active duty in France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. After the war he continued his studies at Columbia and at the University of Paris.

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