Linda Pastan Poet Obituary, Death – Linda Pastan, an American poet, was born on May 27, 1932, and she died in January 2023. Her family was of Jewish descent. Between the years 1991 and 1995, she served as the Poet Laureate of Maryland in that capacity. She was famous for writing short poems that tackled topics such as family life, domesticity, motherhood, the feminine experience, aging, death, loss, and the dread of loss, as well as the tenuous nature of life and relationships.
Her poems were published in numerous anthologies and collections. Her poetry was collected in numerous anthologies over the years. Her most recent works to be released into circulation are the poetry collections known as Insomnia, Traveling Light, and A Dog Run Through It. In addition to various collections of essays, Pastan is the author of fifteen different books of poetry.
Her accolades include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Dylan Thomas Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry Magazine, the Maurice English Poetry Award for A Fraction of Darkness from 1986, and the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum.
In addition, she has been honored with the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum. In addition, in 2003, Poetry Magazine honored her work by bestowing upon her the Bess Hokin Prize. She was also the recipient of the Radcliffe College Distinguished Alumnae Award, in addition to other honors.
The National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize were among the honors that were contemplated for three of her books of poetry. In the year 2018, she and her husband Ira Pastan, who is both a researcher and a physician, made their home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Ira Pastan is both a researcher and a physician. Her passing occurred in the month of January in the year 2023.