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Madeline DeFrees

Madeline DeFrees, American poet.

Background

  • DeFrees, Madeline was born on November 18, 1919 in Ontario, Oregon, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Maryhurst College, 1948. Master of Arts, University Oregon, Eugene, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1959.

    Career

    • Teacher Oregon High School, Medford, The Dalles, Oregon, 1942-1949. Instructor, assistant professor, associate professor Holy Names College, Spokane, Washington, 1950-1967. Visiting associate professor, associate professor, professor University Montana, Missoula, 1967-1979.

      Professor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979-1985, director creative writing program, 1980-1983.

    Works

    • Spectral Waves
    • “DeFrees is committed to rigorous, even ritualistic, forms and a dense economy and precision of language.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, walking, exercising.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Clarence Chesterfield and Mary Teresa (McCoy) Daughter of.
    • father: Clarence Chesterfield Daughter
    • mother: Mary Teresa (McCoy) Daughter
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    Born November 18, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1948
      Maryhurst College
    • 1951
      University Oregon
    • 1959
      Gonzaga University
    • 1942 - 1949
      Teacher, Oregon High School
      Medford, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1950 - 1967
      instructor, professor Holy Names College
      Spokane, Washington, United States
    • 1950 - 1967
      assistant, professor Holy Names College
      Spokane, Washington, United States
    • 1950 - 1967
      associate, professor Holy Names College
      Spokane, Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1979
      visiting associate, University Montana
      Missoula, Montana, United States
    • 1967 - 1979
      associate, University Montana
      Missoula, Montana, United States
    • 1967 - 1979
      professor, University Montana
      Missoula, Montana, United States
    • 1979 - 1985
      professor, University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
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