We are saddened to learn that Academy Chancellor Emeritus Marie Ponsot has passed away at the age of 98. About her work, poet and critic Susan Stewart has said:

What she has written of her relation to the night sky—‘it becomes the infinite / air of imagination that stirs immense / among losses and leaves me less desolate’—could be claimed by her readers as a description of her own work, which pulls us always to forms of thought and attention that surprise and enlarge and cheer us.

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Read Marie Ponsot's obituary from The New York Times.