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educator , poet

Jeremy Ingalls, American poet, educator. Recipient Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, 1941, Shelley Memorial award, 1950, Lola Ridge Member award 1952, 53, and other awards for poetry; appointed honorary epic poet laureate United Poets Laureate International, 1965; Guggenheim fellow, 1943, Chinese classics research fellow Republic of China, 1945, 46, American Academy Arts and Letters grantee, 1944, Ford Foundation fellow Asian studies, 1952, 53.


Ingalls, Jeremy was born on April 2, 1911 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Charles A. and May E. (Dodge) Ingalls.


AB, Tufts College, 1932. AM, Tufts College, 1933. Student, University Chicago, 1939.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Rockford College, 1960. Doctor of Letters, Tufts University, 1965.


Assistant professor English Literature Western College, Oxford, Ohio, 1941-1943. Resident poet, assistant professor English literature Rockford (Illinois) College, 1948-1950, successively associate professor English and Asian studies, professor, chairman division arts, chairman English department, 1950-1960, professor emerita. Fulbright professor American literature, Japan, 1957.

Rockefeller Foundation lecturer Kyoto American Studies seminar, 1958. Steinman Foundation lecturer poetry, 1960.


  • 1941 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for The Metaphysical Sword. 1943 Guggenheim Fellowship1950/1951 Shelley Memorial AwardFellowship American Academy of Arts and LettersFellowship Ford Foundation1943 Fellowship Guggenheim FoundationFellowship Rockefeller Foundation.



Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters (Mary Ashby Cheek award 1994). Member Modern Language Association (chairman Oriental-western literature relations conference), Association Asian Studies (life), Authors Guild, Poetry Society of America (life), New England Poetry Society, Dante Society of America (life), Phi Beta Kappa, Chi Omega.


Charles A. Ingalls

May E. (Dodge) Ingalls