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Grace Johanne DeMarco Di Santo Edit Profile

Poet ( art: literature)poet

Grace Johanne DeMarco Di Santo, American Poet ( art: literature)poet. Recipient Oscar Arnold Young Memorial award, 1982.


Santo, Grace Johanne DeMarco Di was born on July 12, 1924 in Derby, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Richard and Fannie De Marco.


Student in Journalism, New York University, 1941—1943. Bachelor of Arts in English, Belmont Abbey College, 1974.


Newswriter Australian Association Press, New York City, 1942—1943. Staff reporter Ansonia Sentinel, Derby, 1943—1945. Feature writer, drama critic Bridgeport Herald, New Haven, 1945—1946.

Editor monthly bulletin Pennsylvania State College Optometry, Philadelphia, 1947—1948, freelance writer, 1949—1954. Founder, president board directors Investors Ltd., Morganton, North Carolina, 1966—1967. Freelance writer.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) The Eye is Single, Portrait of the Poet as Teacher: James Dickey, The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian-American Women. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member executive board Community Concerts Association, 1962—1971. Trustee North Carolina Symphony Society, 1965—1970, president, Burke County chapter, 1968—1970. Trustee North State Academy, Hickory, North Carolina, 1974—1993.

Board advisors Belmont Abbey College, 1986—1993. Member of Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Grandfather Golf and Country Club (Linville, North Carolina).


Married Frank Michael Di Santo, August 30, 1946. Children: Frank Richard, Bernadette Mary, Roxanne Judith.

Richard Marco

Fannie De Marco

Frank Michael Di Santo

Frank Richard Santo

Bernadette Mary Santo

Roxanne Judith Santo