Log In

Deno P. Trakas Edit Profile

writer , English studies educator

Deno P. Trakas, American English studies educator, writer. Recipient South Carolina Fiction Project prize South Carolina Arts commission, 1985, 93, 94, 2000, South Carolina fellow in fiction, 1992. Youth soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization, Spartanburg, 1988-1998; youth basketball coach Advent Church, Spartanburg, 1990-1997.

Background

Trakas, Deno P. was born on April 23, 1952 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Pedro Nicholas and Anna (Patterson) Trakas.

Education

Bachelor, Eckerd College, 1974. Master of Arts, University Tulsa, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1981.

Career

Women's tennis coach Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1986-2000, assistant professor English, 1981-1998, professor English, since 1998.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) Shuffle of Wings, 1990, Human and Puny, 2001, (short stories) New Southern Harmonies, 1998 (Best Book Indiana Fiction award 1998).

Membership

Youth soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization, Spartanburg, 1988-1998. Youth basketball coach Advent Church, Spartanburg, 1990-1997.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, basketball, art.

Connections

Married Kathy Jackson, August 10, 1974. Children: Hayley Kathleen, Dylan Reed.

father:
Pedro Nicholas Trakas

mother:
Anna (Patterson) Trakas

spouse:
Kathy Jackson

children:
Hayley Kathleen Trakas

Dylan Reed Trakas