Friday, August 08, 2003


F. T. Prince (1912-2003)


Here is to the memory of F.T. Prince who died yesterday at 90.


Here is an obit. His most famous poem is the title piece to his second book, Soldiers Bathing. Of the various conservatives who were at different points adopted by the New York School – David Schubert & Edwin Denby are two others – Prince was the most formal. It would be interesting to put his dramatic monologs up against those of Richard Howard or Frank Bidart.


I heard him read just once, many years ago, with John Ashbery & Ann Lauterbach.



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