Linda Pastan

Born: 1932

Linda Pastan (1932-present) is an American Jewish poet raised in New York City. She has lived most of her life in Potomac, Maryland and was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991-1995. Educated at Radcliffe College, Pastan has written 15 books of poetry, often involving themes of motherhood, family life, the female experience, aging, loss and fear of loss, and death. Source