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Editor , educator , author , poet

Edward George Lueders, American author, poet, educator, editor. Recipient Poetry prize Utah Institute Fine Arts Creative Writing Competition, 1969, Distinguished Alumni award Hanover College, 1972, National Endowment Arts Creative Writing fellow, 1983, Utah Humanities Council Governor's award in the Humanities, 1992, Entrada Institute/Friends of Capitol Reef Award for Environmental Education, 1998.


Lueders, Edward George was born on February 14, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Carl G. and Vera (Simpson) Lueders.


Bachelor of Arts, Hanover College, 1947;Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1948;Doctor of Philosophy, University New Mexico, 1952.


Instructor, U. New Mexico, 1948-1952;assistant Professor of English and speech, U. New Mexico, 1952-1957;associate Professor of English, Long Beach State College, 1957-1961;professor, department chairman English, Hanover College, 1961-1966;Professor of English, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, since 1966;department chairman, U. Utah, 1969-1971;director creative writing, U. Utah, 1980-1983;university professor, U. Utah, 1987-1988;professor emeritus, U. Utah, since 1988;member of faculty, Bread Loaf School English, since 1990. Editorial chairman College and Adult Reading List of Books in Literature and Fine Arts, 1962. Director Seminar American Poetry, American Studies Research Center, Hyderabad, India, 1971.

Writer-in-residence School of Ozarks, 1971, Behrend campus Pennsylvania State University, 1972, school arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987, Deep Springs College, 1989.



Board of directors Ucross Foundation, since 1989, The Mesa, since 1996. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.


Married Julia Demaree, June 5, 1946 (divorced April 1991). Children: Kurt D., Joel E., Julia Anne. Married Deborah Keniston, August 11, 1992.

Carl G. Lueders

Vera (Simpson) Lueders

Julia Demaree

Deborah Keniston

Kurt D. Lueders

Joel E. Lueders

Julia Anne Lueders