Eve Merriam Biography (1916-)

Addresses: Home: 101 W. 12th Street, New York, New York, United States10011.

,"I am fortunate in that my work is my main pleasure, and, while I find all forms of writing absorbing, I like poetry as the most immediate and richest form of communication. My favorite non-writing pursuits are frequenting publiclibraries and second-hand bookstores, and travel travel travel. I also enjoyriding a bike, swimming (in temperate waters only!) and walking. In my dreamsI am a proficient ice-skater--in real life, I am wobbly but willing. I expect to be the last living inhabitant of Manhattan when everyone else has quit for sub- or exurbia. The city in winter is my delight, as the ocean is in summer."

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
writer, playwright
Birth Details
July 19, 1916
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Non-Theatrical Career
  • Copywriter, 1939-42; radio writer, documentaries, scripts in verse, CBS,1942-46; conductor of weekly radio program on modern poetry, WQXR, New York,1942-46; daily verse column in PM, NY, 1945; feature editor, Deb, 1946; fashion copy editor, Glamour, 1947-48; free-lance magazine and book writer, 1949-present.
  • Plays, Published
  • The Club; Street Dreams, the Inner City Musical; Out of Our Fathers' House; At Her Age; Dialogue for Lovers; And I Ain't Finished Yet.
  • Poetry
  • Family Circle, 1946; Tomorrow Morning, 1953; MontgomeryAlabama: Money, Mississippi and Other Places, 1957; The Double Bed: From the Feminine Side, 1958; The Trouble with Love, 1960; ThereIs No Rhyme for Silver, 1962; It Doesn't Always Have to Rhyme,1964; Catch a Little Rhyme, 1966; Independent Voices, 1968; The Inner City Mother Goose, 1969; The Nixon Poems, 1970; Finding a Poem, 1970; I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King, Jr., 1971.
  • Other Books
  • The Real Book about Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1952; The Real Bookabout Amazing Birds, 1954; Woman with a Torch, 1956; The Voiceof Liberty: The Story of Emma Lazarus, 1963; A Gaggle of Geese, 1960; Mommies at Work, 1961; Basics: An I-Can-Read-Book for Grownups, 1962; Funny Town, 1963; What's in the Middle of a Riddle, 1963; After Nora Slammed the Door, 1964; American Women in the1960's, 1964; The Unfinished Revolution, 1964; What Can YouDo with a Pocket? 1964; Small Fry, 1965; Don't Think Abouta White Bear, 1965; The Story of Benjamin Franklin, 1965; Do You Want to See Something?, 1965; Miss Tibbett's Typewriter, 1966; Andy All Year Round, 1968; Epaminondas, 1968.
  • Theatre-Related Career
  • Teacher, School of Dramatic Writing, Playwriting course, New York University, 1984; Playwright-in-residence, Ithaca College, 1979.

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