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October 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two poets and a poetry critic have received Pegasus Awards for literary excellence, with prize money totaling $45,000, the Poetry Foundation announced Friday. Tony Hoagland, 51, won the Mark Twain Poetry Award, a $25,000 prize for "contribution to humor in American poetry." Three of his collections have been published, including "Sweet Ruin" and "Donkey Gospel." Landis Everson, 79, won the Emily Dickinson First Book Award for unpublished poets past age 50.
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November 29, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Landis Everson, a member of the Berkeley Renaissance poets of the 1940s and '50s who later gave up poetry for four decades but made a strong comeback in his old age, has died. He was 81. Everson died Nov. 17 in Mill Valley, north of San Francisco, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Denise Wilson of the Marin County coroner's office. His body was found on a public path and taken to Marin General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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November 29, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Landis Everson, a member of the Berkeley Renaissance poets of the 1940s and '50s who later gave up poetry for four decades but made a strong comeback in his old age, has died. He was 81. Everson died Nov. 17 in Mill Valley, north of San Francisco, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Denise Wilson of the Marin County coroner's office. His body was found on a public path and taken to Marin General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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October 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two poets and a poetry critic have received Pegasus Awards for literary excellence, with prize money totaling $45,000, the Poetry Foundation announced Friday. Tony Hoagland, 51, won the Mark Twain Poetry Award, a $25,000 prize for "contribution to humor in American poetry." Three of his collections have been published, including "Sweet Ruin" and "Donkey Gospel." Landis Everson, 79, won the Emily Dickinson First Book Award for unpublished poets past age 50.
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