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Alice Mackenzie Swaim, British poet. Recipient 1st prize Writer's Digest Contest, 1989, medals Poet Laureate of the Sonnet, 1960, many others.

Background

Swaim, Alice Mackenzie was born on June 5, 1911 in Craigdam, Scotland. Daughter of Donald Campbell and Alice Annand (Murray) MacKenzie.

Education

Student, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1928-1930;Bachelor, Wilson College, 1932.

Career

Critic, National Writers' Club, 1951-1953;columnist, Cornucopia and Tejas, 1953-1956;columnist, Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Evening Sentinel, 1953-1970. National consultant Poetry Therapy Association. Contest judge; United States representative 2nd World Congress of Poets.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Book reviewer American Poetry League, 1966-1968. Author: Horizon Makers, 1991, Beneath a Dancing Star, 1991, Time of Promise, 1993, Children in Summer, 1983, Unicorn and Thistle, 1981, others. Peotry and marketing editor Society of New Hampshire, 1975-1982.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Senior leader Girl Scouts United States, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, 1948-1951. Volunteer American Red Cross, Child Care Project, 1971-1972. Member Poetry Society of America, Academy American Poets, Poetry Therapy Association, United Federation of State Poetry Societies, United Poets Laureate International.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting foreign costume dolls, reading, cats, gardening, handwork.

Connections

Married William Thomas Swaim, December 27, 1932. Children: Elizabeth Anne, Kathleen MacKenzie.

father:
Donald Campbell MacKenzie

mother:
Alice Annand (Murray) MacKenzie

spouse:
William Thomas Swaim

children:
Elizabeth Anne Swaim

Kathleen MacKenzie Swaim