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educator , poet

David E. Rigsbee, American poet, educator. Fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1999, creative Writing fellow National Education Association, 1985, Artist's fellow Virginia Commission on the Arts, 1993; American Academy in Rome visiting fellow, 1999; recipient prize Academy American Poets, 1992, Vachel Lindsey Poetry prize Willow Springs Literature magazine, 1994. Member Modern Language Association, Poetry Society of America.


Rigsbee, David E. was born on April 1, 1949 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Earl Hickman and Geneva (Odom) Rigsbee.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1971. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1972. Master of Arts, Hollins College, 1991.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1995.


English instructor Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1972-1976, University North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1978-1982, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1982-1986, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1987-1992. Professor English, chair department language and literature Mount Olive College, North Carolina, since 1995. Visiting associate professor St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1986-1987.

Visiting professor, director creative writing Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1992-1995. Director St. Andrews Press, Laurinburg, 1986-1987. Consultant Ardis Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974-1977.



Member: County of York Law Association. Canadian Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Opera, art, photography.


Married Doris Francine Low, October 7, 1978 (divorced July 1984). Married Jill Bullitt, July 28, 1995. 1 child, Makaiya.

Earl Hickman Rigsbee

Geneva (Odom) Rigsbee

Doris Francine Low

Jill Bullitt

Makaiya Rigsbee