August 27, 1996 in Nation/World

Children’s Author Livingston Dies At 70

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Myra Cohn Livingston, children’s poet and anthologist who published 83 books of poetry and other literature for young people, has died. She was 70.

Livingston died Friday in her Los Angeles home of cancer.

Her first book, “Whispers and Other Poems,” published in 1958, was written while Livingston was a freshman at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.

The author’s vast output included volumes of poetry such as “B Is for Baby,” anthologies such as “A Tune Beyond Us,” and critical texts such as “The Child as Poet: Myth of Reality.”

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