Barbara Guest

1920-2006
Barbara Guest

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, Barbara Guest (1920-2006) is one of the few women of her generation associated with the New York School of poetry, a group of poets — including John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler — who were inspired by the modern painters and musicians of the 1950s and ’60s. Guest is also known for her biography of the poet H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H. D. and Her World. She was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. 

Née à Wilmington, en Caroline du Nord, Barbara Guest (1920 – 2006) est l’une des rares femmes de sa génération liée au mouvement de poésie de New York (New York Poetry School), un groupe de poètes — qui compte John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara et James Schuyler — qui s’inspire de peintres modernes et de musiciens des années cinquante et soixante. Guest est également connue pour sa biographie de la poète H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World. La médaille Frost pour sa contribution exceptionnelle lui est accordée par la Société américaine des poètes.