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Edmund Pennant

Edmund Pennant, American poet, educator. Fellow MacDowell Colony, 1985, 92, Virginia Center Creative Arts, 1987, Yaddo, 1991. Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Modern Language Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poets and Writers, Poetry Society of America (governing board 1981-1984, Mary Carolyn Davies award 1983).

Background

  • Pennant, Edmund was born on April 28, 1917 in New York City. Son of Herman and Pauline Zaslow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1938. Master of Arts, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1942.

    Career

    • Teacher social studies various high schools, New York City, 1946-1956. Principal public elementary schools, 1956-1976. Adjunct professor Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, since 1976.

    Works

    • Author: (poems) I. Too Jehovah, 1952, Dream's Navel, 1979, 82, Misapprehensions, 1984, The Wildebeest of Carmine Street, 1990, Askance and Strangely, 1993.

    Membership

    Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Modern Language Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poets and Writers, Poetry Society of America (governing board 1981-1984, Mary Carolyn Davies award 1983).

    Connections

    • Married Doris Kahn, September 1, 1940. Children: Suzanna, Martha, Sara.
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    Born April 28, 1917
    • 1938
      City College of New York
    • 1942
      New School for Social Research
    • 1946 - 1956
      Teacher, social studies various high schools
    • 1956 - 1976
      principal public elementary schools
    • 1976
      adjunct professor, Adelphi University
      Garden City, New York, United States