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George Keithley, American writer. Active American Red Cross; Member Academy American Poets, Poetry Society of America, New England Poetry Club (Judge Daniel Varoujan award 1986), National Wildlife Federation, National Association for Search and Rescue (life), Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Keithley, George was born on July 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of James Balliet and Helen (Stuart) Keithley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1957;postgraduate, Stanford, 1957-1958;Master of Fine Arts, U. Iowa, 1960;postgraduate, U. Iowa, 1960-1962.

Career

Member faculty department English, California State University, Chico, since 1962;professor, California State University, Chico, 1973-1991;distinguished visiting writer, College Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984, 85;member of faculty department English, U. Iowa, 1958-1962. Judge Masefield award Poetry Society American, 1972, Hemley award, 1973, Dickinson award, 1976, Ames award, 1978, Academy American Poets prizes for California State University, Northridge, 1970-1971, Beloit College, 1974. Editorial consultant Harcourt Brace Company, W.W. Norton Company, University Kentucky Press.

Works

Membership

Active American Red Cross. Member Academy American Poets, Poetry Society of America, New England Poetry Club (Judge Daniel Varoujan award 1986), National Wildlife Federation, National Association for Search and Rescue (life), Alpha Tau Omega.

Connections

Married Mary Zoe Marhoefer, November 5, 1960 (divorced 1980). Children: Elizabeth, Clare, Christopher. Married Carol Gardner, May 19, 1990.

father:
James Balliet Keithley

mother:
Helen (Stuart) Keithley

spouses:
Mary Zoe Marhoefer

Carol Gardner

children:
Elizabeth Keithley

Clare Keithley

Christopher Keithley