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educator , poet

Eric Martin Pankey, American poet, educator. Fellow National Education Association, Ingram Merrill Foundation.

Background

Pankey, Eric Martin was born on February 25, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of James A. and W. Frances (Pierce) Pankey.

Education

He graduated with a BA from the University of Missouri in 1981 and in 1983, his MFA from Iowa University.

Career

English instructor, Linmar Community Schools, Marion, Iowa., 1983-1986;English instructor, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1986-1987;artist in the schools, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, 1987;coordinator writing program, Washington University, St. Louis, 1987-1989;director writing program, Washington University, St. Louis, 1989-1996;director writing program, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, since 1996. Visiting writer Iowa Arts Outreach, Iowa City, 1981-1983. Teaching writing fellow U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1982-1983.

Achievements

  • 1984 Walt Whitman Award selected by Mark StrandIngram Merrill Foundation Award2000 Guggenheim FellowshipNational Endowment for the Arts.

Connections

Married Jennifer Hale Atkinson, July 6, 1985. 1 child, Clare Atkinson.

father:
James A. Pankey

mother:
W. Frances (Pierce) Pankey

spouse:
Jennifer Hale Atkinson

child:
Clare Atkinson Pankey