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John Holmes

John Holmes, American poet, educator. Member New England Poetry.

Background

  • Holmes, John was born on January 6, 1904 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Albert and Mary Florence (Murdock) Holmes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Tufts College, 1929. Student Harvard, 1929-1930.

    Career

    • June 1947); 1 son, John Ludlow. Married second, Doris Vivian Kirk, June 12, 1948. Children—Evan Kirk, Margaret Nash.

      Instructor English, Lafayette College, 1930-1932. Instructor English, Tufts College, 1934-1939. assistant professor, 1939-1950, associate professor, 1959-1960, and professor, since 1961. Also poetry critic Boston Evening Transcript.

      Reviewer for New York Times, Poetry, Atlantic Monthly. Staff U. N.H. Writers Conference, 1940-1947, since 1954. Director Chautauqua Writers Workshop, 1947-1952.

      Director Tufts College Writers Workshop, since 1952. PBK poet Tufts U., 1935, 60, Brown U., 1950, William and Mary College, 1955, Harvard, 1956.

    Works

    • Author: Address to the Living, 1937. Fair Warning, 1939
    • The Poet’s Work, 1939. Map of My Country, 1943.

      Little Treasury of Love Poems, 1950. A Complete College Reader, 1950. The Double Root, 1950.

      The Symbols, 1955
    • Writing Poetry, 1960. The Fortune Teller, 1961. Contributor to nat. mags.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member New England Poetry.

    Connections

    • Married Sara Frances Ludlow, August 8, 1934 (deceased.; married second, Doris Vivian Kirk, June 12, 1948. Children: Evan Kirk, Margaret Nash.
    • father: John Albert Holmes
    • mother: Mary Florence (Murdock) Holmes
    • spouses: Sara Frances Ludlow
    • Doris Vivian Kirk
    • children: Evan Kirk Holmes
    • Margaret Nash Holmes
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    Died June 22, 1962
    (aged 58)
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