Linda Paston: Poet of Concentrated Beauty

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Linda Pastan, poet of concentrated beauty, dies at 90”:

Linda Pastan, a poet who drew inspiration from seemingly ordinary events — a children’s carpool, a high school reunion, the hurried sunset of a late fall evening — and distilled them into lines of concentrated beauty, died at her home in Chevy Chase, Md.

Ms. Pastan began writing in adolescence and, by her senior year at Radcliffe College, had shown enough promise to win a collegiate poetry contest sponsored by Mademoiselle magazine. A young Sylvia Plath placed second.