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Thomas Mc Grath

Thomas Mc Grath, poet, writer. Recipient Shelley Memorial award Poetry Society of America, 1989, Lenore Marshall Nation award for Poetry, 1989; Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry scholar, 1965-1966; Guggenheim fellow, 1967-1968; Bush Foundation fellow, 1975-1976, 81; Senior fellow for poetry National Education Association, 1986. Member Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Grath, Thomas Mc was born on November 20, 1916.

  • Education

    • Student, University North Dakota. Student, Louisiana State University. Student, New College Oxford University.

      Doctor of Literature (honorary), University North Dakota, 1981.

    Career

    • Instructor Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1940-1941. Assistant professor Los Angeles State College, 1950-1954.

    Works

    • The Pocket Book of Poems and Songs for the Open Air
    • This remarkable anthology is meant, in the words of its editor, for all those 'who like a book that can always lighten some of their burdens or give wings to their delight, whether in the open air by day, or under the roof at evening; for I have gathered into it much of the finest English poetry'.
    • Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
    • Thomas Hardy abandoned the novel form at the turn of the century, probably after public reaction to Jude the Obscure, but continued to write verse displaying a wide variety of metrical styles and stanza forms and a broad scope of tone and attitude.

    Membership

    Member Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Eugenia Johnson. 1 son, Tomasito.
    • spouse: Eugenia Johnson
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    Born November 20, 1916
    Died September 19, 1990
    (aged 73)
    • 1981
      University North Dakota
    • 1940 - 1941
      Instructor, Colby College
      Waterville, Maine, United States
    • 1950 - 1954
      assistant, professor Los Angeles State College