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literature and language professor

Donald Oliver Platt, American literature and language professor. Named Best American Poetry, 2000; recipient Pushcart prizes, Pushcart Anthology, 2003, 2005, Best American Poetry, 2006; fellow, National Endowment Arts, 1996.

Background

Platt, Donald Oliver was born on July 22, 1957 in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Son of Donald Oliver and Martha Caroline Luecht Platt.

Education

Bachelor, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1985. Master of Fine Arts, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1995.

Career

Assistant professor English State University West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia, 1995—2000. Professor English and poetry Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, since 2000.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book of poetry) Dirt Angels, My Father Says Grace (Runner-up Midland Authors Poetry award, 2008), Cloud Atlas, Fresh Peaches, Fireworks, & Guns.

Connections

Married Dana Brookes Roeser, August 8, 1987. Children: Eleanor Grace, Lucy Clara.

father:
Donald Oliver

mother:
Martha Caroline Luecht Platt

spouse:
Dana Brookes Roeser

children:
Eleanor Grace Platt

Lucy Clara Platt