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John Michael Bennett

John Michael Bennett, American poet, librarian. Grantee Ohio Arts Council, 1979-1980, 82, 85, 1988-1996. Vol. poetry therapist Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, 1979-1986. Member National Association for Poetry Therapy (certified 1985).

Background

  • Bennett, John Michael was born on October 12, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John William and Kathryn (Goldsmith) Bennett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Spanish and English with honors, Washington University, St. Louis, 1964. Master of Arts in Spanish, Washington University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Latin American Lit, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970.

    Career

    • Assistant professor spanish Ohio State University, 1969-1976, latin american bibliographical assistant, editor, since 1976. Editor Lost and Found Times, since 1974. Public, editor Luna Bisonte Prods, since 1974.

    Works

    • The Girl Behind the Door: A Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide
    • An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father’s search for the truth about his teenage daughter’s suicide: “Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly” (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge).

    Membership

    Vol. poetry therapist Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, 1979-1986. Member National Association for Poetry Therapy (certified 1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Art, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Janifer Holley September 1964 (div. 1980); 1 child, William E. Married C. Mehrl July 4, 1980.

      Children: Benjamin K., John A.
    • father: John William Bennett
    • mother: Kathryn (Goldsmith) Bennett
    • spouses: Janifer Holley September 1964
    • C. Mehrl July 4
    • children: William E. Bennett
    • Benjamin K. Bennett
    • John A Bennett
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    Born October 12, 1942
    (age 74)
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    • 1964
      Washington University
    • 1966
      Washington University
    • 1970
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1976
      Assistant, professor spanish Ohio State University

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