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educator , poet

Bruce Peter Berlind, American poet, educator. Recipient Memorial medal Hungarian Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, 1986; Fulbright grantee, Hungary, 1983-1984.


Berlind, Bruce Peter was born on July 17, 1926 in Brooklyn. Son of Peter Sydney and Mae (Miller) Berlind.


Student, Mercersburg Academy, 1941-1943;AB, Princeton University, 1947;Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1950;Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1958.


Instructor English, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1954-1958;assistant professor, Colgate University, 1958-1963;associate professor, Colgate University, 1963-1966;professor, Colgate University, 1966-1980;Charles A. Dana Professor of English, Colgate University, 1980-1988;professor emeritus, Colgate University, since 1988;department chairman English, Colgate University, 1967-1972, 80-83;poet in residence, U. Rochester, 1966. United States Information Service lecturer, Germany, 1963, with Hungarian P.E.N. Translation Program, Budapest, 1977, 79, 86, 88, 91.



First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1945-1946, 50-52. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, Poetry Society American, American Literature Translators Association, American Association of University Professors (member of council, past president New York State Conference).


Married Doris Lidz, 1947 (divorced 1950). Married Mary Elizabeth Dirlam, 1954 (divorced 1983). Children: Lise, Anne, John, Paul, Alexandra.

Married Jo Anne Pagano, 1985.

Peter Sydney Berlind

Mae (Miller) Berlind

Doris Lidz

Mary Elizabeth Dirlam

Jo Anne Pagano

Lise Berlind

Anne Berlind

John Berlind

Paul Berlind

Alexandra Berlind