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Ellen E. Hersh, American poet.

Background

Hersh, Ellen E. was born on March 17, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of James and Margery Kaufmann Eiseman.

Education

Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1957. Master of Arts in Teaching, Yale University, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, Norwich University, 1994.

Career

French teacher Eron Preparatory School, New York City, 1961—1962. French and German teacher Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1962—1964. Assistant professor modern languages New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, 1965—1972.

Poet-in-residence New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Concord, since 1980, Florida Arts Council, Tallahassee, since 1999. Treasurer Tree Farm Books, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 2001. Presenter poetry to libraries, museum and cultural centers.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Best of German Cooking, 1960, poetry.

Membership

Republican, vice chair Kearsarge Regional School Board, New London, New Hampshire, 1984—1993. Poetry teacher Polk County Jail, Bartow, Florida, since 2001. Religious school teacher Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, 1975—1983.

Member of Brandeis University Women's Group (leader poetry group since 1996), Academy Senior Professionals Eckerd College (co-chair poetry group since 1994), American Literary Translators Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Running, tennis, language study, skiing.

Connections

Married Burton D. Hersh, August 3, 1957. Children: Leo J., Margery C.

father:
James Eiseman

mother:
Margery Kaufmann Eiseman

spouse:
Burton D. Hersh

children:
Leo J. Hersh

Margery C. Hersh