Marianne Moore– How Did the Poet Die?

Marianne Moore died at age 84, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding poet Marianne Moore's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pulitzer Prize-winning, modernist poet known for such witty works as “O To Be a Dragon” and “A Face.” Her most famous poem, the aptly-titled “Poetry,” was published in 1919.

She began writing poems at age seven, but did not consider herself a poet until she was in her thirties.

Her 1951 Collected Poems received not only the Pulitzer Prize, but also the Bollingen Prize and the National Book Award.

How did Marianne Moore die?

Marianne Moore's death was caused by stroke.

Moore suffered a series of strokes in her last years. She died in 1972, and her ashes were interred with those of her mother at the family’s burial plot at the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Information about the death of Marianne Moore
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death84 years
BirthdayNovember 15, 1887
Death dateFebruary 5, 1972
Place of deathNew York, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


"I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it."

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"Superior people never make long visits."

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"It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing."

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"Poetry is all nouns and verbs."

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"We are suffering from too much sarcasm."

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