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Helen May Lair


Helen May Lair, poet. Recipient Farnell award New York Poetry Forum, Richard Miller award Muncie (Indiana) Star 1st place award, Golden Poetry award, Campbell History award, National Federation Poetry award.


Lair, Helen May was born on January 3, 1918. Daughter of Harry and Loma D. (Delon) Humphrey.


Student, Anderson College. Student, University Wisconsin. Student, John Herron School Art.


  • Author: (poetry) Lair Of The Four Winds, 1978, Earth Pilgrim, 1981, (column) New Castle Courier Times, since 1982. Contributor numerous poems to anthologies and publications including Poetry Review, Our Western World's Greatest Poems, Today's Best Poems, Best Loved Contemporary Poems, Adventures in Poetry, The Criterion, Poet, United States Poets.


Past president Henry County (Indiana) Art Guild. Member Hoosier Salon. Director Indiana Artist Exhibition, Fort Wayne.

Member Academy Women Poets, National Federation Poets, International Poets Achievemnet, Academy Leonardo da Vinci, California Federation Chaparral Poets, Northeast Indiana Poets, World Congress Poets, Academy American Poets, Fort Wayne Artists Guild, Unity Writers.


Married Marvin E. Lair, July 2, 1966. Children: Michael Lucas, Joan Lucas Krueckegerg, Nancy Lucas (deceased).