Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louis Simpson dies at 89

Updated: Sep 19, 2012, 13:22 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Louis Simpson, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his fourth collection ‘At the End of the Open Road’ died at his New York residence on Tuesday. He was 89.

Simpson was popular for exploring the darker shades of life. He had graduated from the Columbia University. He has to his credit 18 poetry books.

Speaking to BBC news website about Simpson, BOA Editions publisher Peter Conners said, Simpson “chronicled his life through his literature,” and added, “He lived through poetry and he did so right up to his death.”

Simpson had also served in World War II.