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Marya Zaturenska
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Born September 12, 1902
Kiev, Ukraine
Died January 19, 1982(1982-01-19) (aged 79)
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Alma mater Valparaiso University
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Genre Lyric poetry
Notable works Cold Morning Sky
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1938)
Spouse Horace Gregory (m. 1925)

Marya Zaturenska (September 12, 1902 – January 19, 1982) was an American lyric poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1938.


She was born in Kiev and her family emigrated to the United States, when she was eight and lived in New York. Like many immigrants, she worked in a clothing factory during the day, but was able to attend night high school. She was an outstanding student and won a scholarship to Valparaiso University; she later transferred to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, receiving a degree in library science. She met her husband, the prize-winning poet Horace Gregory there; they married in 1925. Her two children were Patrick and Joanna Gregory. She wrote eight volumes of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cold Morning Sky, and she edited six anthologies of poetry.

Her work appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Magazine,


  • 1938 Pulitzer Prize





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