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Alberta Turner

Alberta Turner, American poet, educator emerita.

Background

  • Turner, Alberta was born on October 22, 1919 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hunter College, 1940. Master of Arts, Wellesley College, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1946.

    Career

    • Lecturer Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1946-1969. From lecturer to professor Cleveland State University, 1964-1990, professor emerita, from 1990. Associate editor Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, since 1970.

    Works

    • Tomorrow Is a Tight Fist
    • This volume of poetry uses simple language and familiar images - the laundry, the weather, the neighbour's dog - to turn an unflinching eye on death and the debilitations of age.
    • To Make a Poem
    • A poem comes from the same human need as a prayer, a curse, a lullaby, and a keen.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Albert Tucker. Widowed; children: Prue, Brent.
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    Born October 22, 1919
    Died May 21, 2003
    (aged 83)
    • 1940
      Hunter College
    • 1941
      Wellesley College
    • 1946
      Ohio State University
    • 1946 - 1969
      Lecturer, Oberlin (Ohio) College