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Hope Hale Davis

educator , writer

Hope Hale Davis, American writer, educator. Yaddo fellow; Bunting fellow, 1983-1984.


Davis, Hope Hale was born on November 2, 1903 in Columbus Junction, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Hal and Frances (MacFarland) Hale.


Student, Corcoran Art School, Washington, 1922. Student, Portland (Maine) School Art, 1926. Student, Columbia University, 1972.


Former instructor, Radcliffe Seminars, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visiting scholar Radcliffe College, 1984-1985.


  • The dark way to the plaza
  • Author: (story collection) The Dark Way to the Plaza, 1968, (memoir) Great Day Coming: A Memoir of the 1930's, 1994. Contributor short stories and critical pieces to various publications.


  • Other Interests

    Scrabble, tea with friends.


Married Francis Claud Cockburn, February 18, 1932 (divorced June 1935). 1 child, Claudia; married Robert Gorham Davis, September 3, 1939 (deceased 1998). Children: Stephen, Lydia.