25¢ Marianne Moore
Issue Date: April 18, 1990
City: Brooklyn, NY
Printed By: American Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Photogravure
During her lifetime, poetess Marianne Moore was the recipient of the most distinguished literary awards the U.S. had to offer. She has been called the "first lady of poetry.” The stamp is the eighth in the Literary Arts series.
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Moore is one of the greatest female poets in American history. Moore often used things in nature, such as birds and exotic animals, as the subjects in her poems as symbols of honesty and steadfastness. In 1952, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for “Collected Poems.” As the editor of The Dial magazine from 1925-29, Moore encouraged many young writers by publishing their work.