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Norma Farber

Norma Farber

American writer
Norma Farber
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Intro American writer
Was Writer Singer Poet Children's writer
From United States of America
Type Literature Music
Gender female
Birth 6 August 1909, Boston, USA
Death 21 March 1984, Cambridge, USA (aged 74 years)
Star sign Leo
Family
Spouse: Sidney Farber
Education
Radcliffe College
Harvard University
Wellesley College
Instruments:
Voice
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Biography

Norma Holzmann Farber (6 August 1909 – 21 March 1984) was an American children's book writer and poet. The Poetry Society of America presents the Norma Farber First Book Award, which is awarded for a first book of original poetry written by an American.

Life

She was born in Boston in 1909, daughter of G. Augustus and Augusta Schon Holzman. She attended Girls' Latin School. She earned degrees from Wellesley College, and Radcliffe College.

On 3 July 1928, she married Sidney Farber, (died 1973) the founder of the Children's Cancer Research Foundation (now the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) in Boston. According to her obituary published in the New York Times, she was also a classical soprano.

Farber authored six books of poems and 18 children's books. Her poetry was first published in the 1940s, and she was still active in writing until her death from vascular disease in 1984. She was survived by four children.

Awards

  • Belgium's Premier Prix in singing in 1936
  • Golden Rose Award
  • As I Was Crossing Boston Common, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1975

Works

Poetry

  • Look to the Rose: Poems. s.n. 1958.
  • A Desperate Thing: Marriage is a Desperate Thing. Poems. Plowshare Press. 1973. ISBN 978-0-87368-202-2.
  • Something Further: Poems. Kylix Press. 1979. ISBN 978-0-914408-10-9.
  • Shekhina: Forty Poems. Capstone Editions. 1984. ISBN 978-0-9610662-2-2.
  • A Birth in the Family: Nativity Poems. El León Literary Arts. 2003. ISBN 978-0-88739-538-3.

Juvenile poetry

  • These Small Stones: Poems. Myra Cohn Livingston (illus.). Harper & Row. 1987. ISBN 978-0-06-024013-4.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • When it Snowed that Night. Petra Mathers (illus.). HarperCollins. 1993. ISBN 978-0-06-021707-5.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • All Those Mothers at the Manger. Megan Lloyd (illus.). Harper & Row. 1985. ISBN 978-0-06-021869-0.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Small wonders: poems. Kazue Mizumura (illus.). Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1979. ISBN 978-0-698-20484-3.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Never say ugh to a bug. Jose Aruego (illus.). Greenwillow Books. 1979. ISBN 978-0-688-80140-3.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • As I was Crossing Boston Common. Arnold Lobel (illus.). E. P. Dutton. 1991. ISBN 978-0-525-25960-2.CS1 maint: others (link)

Juvenile fiction

Anthology

  • Poets of Today, Norma Farber. "The Hatch, Poems". Robert Pack. "The Irony of Joy, Poems". Louis Simpson. "Good News of Death, and Other Poems". Scribner. 1955.
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http://www.bookrags.com/biography/norma-farber-dlb/
https://archive.org/details/thesesmallstones00farb
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https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb10269465m
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1116110822
http://isni.org/isni/0000000063172871
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79054815
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