AB, Georgetown College, 1937. Doctor of Letters, Georgetown College, 1965. Master of Arts, Middlebury College, 1943.
Doctor of Philosophy, State University Iowa, 1949.
Instructor writing Georgetown (Kentucky) College, 1944-1949, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1940-1959, Ohio University, Athens, 1959-1987. Member staff Writers Conferences, Bread Loaf, Vermont, Antioch, Ohio, Morehead, Kentucky, Grinnel, Iowa, others. Adviser Conference on Writers in American, Ford Foundation, 1958.
Lecturer arts program Association American Colleges, 1958-1963. Danforth lecturer, 1963-1966, 71. Fulbright lecturer University Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1978.
Member Ohio Council for Humanities.
(Book by Summers, Hollis Spurgeon)
(hardcover with dust jacket)
(His fourth book of poetry.)
Married Laura Clarke, June 30, 1943. Children– Hollis III, David Clarke.