Editor and Poet Harvey Shapiro Dies at 88
Posted: 1/9/2013 | By: Margalit Fox | New York Times
an admired American poet who chose newspaper work over the time-honored
academic vocation of his peers, and who as an editor at The New York
Times made an epochal assignment — what became the Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” — that ultimately never appeared in the newspaper, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 88.