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Eve Merriam

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Occupation  Poet
Movies  Out of Our Father's House
Role  Poet
Name  Eve Merriam
Nationality  American

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Born  Eve MariamJuly 19, 1916Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (1916-07-19)
Alma mater  University of Pennsylvania
Notable awards  Yale Younger Poets PrizeNCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
Relatives  Jennifer Salt (stepdaughter)
Died  April 11, 1992, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse  Waldo Salt (m. 1983–1987), Leonard C. Lewin
Education  Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania
Books  Halloween ABC, The inner city Mother Goose, 12 Ways to Get to 11, Wise Woman and Her, Blackberry ink
Similar People  Lane Smith, Paula Wagner, Waldo Salt, Rose Fyleman, Paul Engle

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Eve Merriam (July 19, 1916 – April 11, 1992) was an American poet and writer.


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Writing career

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Merriam's first book was the 1946 Family Circle, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize.

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Her book, The Inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. It inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. In 1956 she published Emma Lazarus: Woman with a Torch. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. One of her books for children is Halloween ABC. She published a total of 88 books.

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Her play Out of Our Father's House, based on her book Growing Up Female in America, was televised in the Great Performances series in 1978.

Personal life

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Born as Eve Moskovitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating with an A.B. from the Cornell University in 1937, Merriam moved to New York to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University. She was married for a time to writer Leonard C. Lewin. She later married screenwriter Waldo Salt and was actress Jennifer Salt's stepmother.


Merriam died on April 11, 1992 in Manhattan from liver cancer.


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