Mona van Duyn
Summary: poet and the first female to be appointed poet laureate of the United States who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for Near Changes when she was named poet laureate in 1992 (an eight-month position appointed by the Library of Congress), who wrote nine volumes of poetry on life, marriage and love, who also won a National Book Award for her book of poems To See, To Take in 1971 and a number of additional awards for her work.
Cause of Death: Bone cancer
Born: May 9, 1921
Died: December 2, 2004
Location: University City, Missouri