Norman Rosten (January 1, 1913 New York City – March 7, 1995) was an American poet, playwright, and novelist.
He grew up in Hurleyville, New York and was graduated from Brooklyn College and New York University, and the University of Michigan, where he met Arthur Miller. Each won the Avery Hopwood Award.
In 1979, Brooklyn's borough president Howard Golden named Rosten as the poet laureate of Brooklyn.
Among Rosten's work outside the field of poetry, he wrote the libretto for Ezra Laderman's opera "Marilyn". He also wrote the screenplay for the Sidney Lumet's film Vu du Pont, adapting Miller's "A View from the Bridge." He visited Mickey Knox in Rome.
Rosten was a poetry consultant for Simon and Schuster Publishers. It was through that role that he came to know fellow poet Andrew Glaze. The two became friends and Glaze later dedicated his book "I am the Jefferson County Courthouse" to Rosten.
His work appeared in The New Yorker.