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Jeanne Osborne Shaw Edit Profile

Editor , poet , poet ( committee media)editor

Jeanne Osborne Shaw, American Editor, poet ( committee media)editor, poet.

Background

Shaw, Jeanne Osborne was born on June 1, 1920 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Virgil Waite and Daisy Hampton (Scruggs) Osborne.

Education

Bachelor, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta/Decatur, 1942.

Career

Editorial staff Atlanta Constitution, 1942. Feature writer New London Day, Connecticut, 1943. Book reviewer Atlanta Constitution, 1940—1942, Atlanta Journal, 1945—1948.

Poetry Banner Press Emory University, 1957—1959. Book editor Georgia Magazine, Decatur, 1957—1973.

Works

Membership

Member national arts and humanities committee Learning Life Boy Scouts American, since 2000. President Newton class Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1973—1974, director church training, 1978—1979, church clerk, 1995—2001. Member of Georgia Poetry Society (artistic director 2000, judge National River of Words Contest 2002-2005, 2007-2008, founding member 2009, Traditional award 1984, Cole and Ledford award 1986, Goreau award 1987, Melissa Henry award 1989, Charles and Virginia Dickson award 1990, Jo Ann Yeager Adkins award 1991, Poem About Atlanta award 1992, Goreau award 1993, Free Verse award 1993, My Very Best Poem award 1995, Traditional award 1997, Jabberwocky award 1997, Annette Peery award 1998, 1999, Charles Bruehler award 2000, Annette Peery award 2001, 22d Anniversary award 2002, Mikki Morris award 2002, Reece award 2002, Poems Reach Song award 2004-2008, Formal prize 2008), Atlanta Writers Club (president 1949-1950, Aurelia Austin Writer of Year in poetry 1971, Wyatt award 1986, Light Verse award 1989, 1990, Daniel Whitehead Hicky award 1991, F. Levering Neely award 1991, Poet Laureate's award 1993, Wyatt award 1995, Daniel Whitehead Hicky award 1995, Gerry Crocker award 1995, Villanelle award 1997, 1998, Virginia Cole Veal award 1999, Light Verse award 2001, 2005, Serious Poetry award 2005, Formal Verse award 2006-2008, Ben Willingham award), Poetry Society Georgia (John Clare prize 1955, Katharine H. Strong prize 1975, Eunice Thomson prize 1976, Jimmy Williamson prize 1977, Captain Frank Spencer prize 1985, Conrad Aiken prize 1987, 1988, Captain Frank Spencer prize 1988, Sarah Cunningham prize 1989, Society prize 1989, Lucy McEntire prize 1990—2007, Grace Schley Knight prize 1991, Gerald Chan Sieg prize 1991, Eunice Thomson prize 1992, Grace Schley Knight prize 1993, Sarah Cunningham prize 1994, Harriet Ross Colquitt prize 1994, Lucy McEntire prize 1994, Gerald Chan Sieg prize 1995, Harriet Ross Colquitt prize 1995, Eva Tennyson Forbes Memorial prize 1996, Sarah Cunningham prize 1997, About Holes prize 1998, Society prize 2001, Formal prize 2005, Grace Schley Knight prize 2005, Monday prize 2005, Conrad Aiken prize 2006, Critics' Committee prize 2006, Conrad Aiken prize 2007, Lucy McEntire prize 2007, Formal prize 2007, 2008-2009, Society prize 2008-2009), Georgia Writers Association (Literature Achievement award 1971, Georgia Senior Poet Laureate award 2006, Formal prize 2009), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Harry B. Shaw, December 10, 1982. Children from previous marriage: Robert Allan Gibbs, Marilyn Osborne Gibbs Barry.

father:
Virgil Waite Osborne

mother:
Daisy Hampton (Scruggs) Osborne

spouse:
Harry B. Shaw

children:
Robert Allan Gibbs Shaw

Marilyn Osborne Gibbs Barry Shaw