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Hollis Summers

Hollis Summers, American writer, educator. Named Distinguished Professor of Year University Kentucky College Arts and Sciences, 1959, Distinguished Professor Ohio University, 1964; recipient Poetry award Sat. Review, 1959; Ohio Arts Council award 1976; National Endowment for Arts fellow, 1974; grantee, 1975.

Background

  • Summers, Hollis was born on June 21, 1916 in Eminence, Kentucky, United States. Son of Hollis S. and Hazel (Holmes) Summers.

  • Education

    • AB, Georgetown College, 1937. Doctor of Letters, Georgetown College, 1965. Master of Arts, Middlebury College, 1943.

      Doctor of Philosophy, State University Iowa, 1949.

    Career

    • Instructor writing Georgetown (Kentucky) College, 1944-1949, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1940-1959, Ohio University, Athens, 1959-1987. Member staff Writers Conferences, Bread Loaf, Vermont, Antioch, Ohio, Morehead, Kentucky, Grinnel, Iowa, others. Adviser Conference on Writers in American, Ford Foundation, 1958.

      Lecturer arts program Association American Colleges, 1958-1963. Danforth lecturer, 1963-1966, 71. Fulbright lecturer University Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1978.

      Member Ohio Council for Humanities.

    Works

    Connections

    • Married Laura Clarke, June 30, 1943. Children– Hollis III, David Clarke.
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    Died November 14, 1987
    (aged 71)
    • 1937
      Georgetown College
    • 1965
      Georgetown College
    • 1943
      Middlebury College
    • 1949
      State University Iowa
    • 1940 - 1959
      Instructor, writing Georgetown (Kentucky) College
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1944 - 1949
      Instructor, writing Georgetown (Kentucky) College
    • 1959 - 1987
      Instructor, writing Georgetown (Kentucky) College
      Athens, New York, United States