Eve Merriam born Eva
Moskovitz in Philadelphia in 19 July 1916 died in
11 April 1992 in Manhattan from cancer.
Merriam's first book was the 1946 Family Circle
the Yale Younger Poets
Her book Inner City Mother Goose
was described as the most
banned book of the time. There was a Broadway musical based on it called Inner
In 1981 she won the NCTE
Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
She was married for a time to writer Leonard C. Lewin
, as well as to the screenwriter
and was actress Jennifer Salt