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poet , literature and creative writing educator

Judith Makinen Minty, American poet, literature and creative writing educator. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (syndicated fiction awards 1985, 86, California fiction award 1987), Poetry Society of America, Academy American Poets, Associated Writing Programs, National Audubon Society, Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy.

Background

Minty, Judith Makinen was born on August 5, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Karl Jalmer and Margaret (Hunt) Makinen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, 1957. Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Michigan Technological University, 1997.

Career

Assistant professor, visiting poet-in-residence Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 1977-1978. Associate professor, visiting poet-in-residence Syracuse University, New York, 1979. Professor, poet-in-residence Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1982-1993, professor emerita English, since 1993.

Guest lecturer English Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 1974-1977. Poet-in-prison pilot project Muskegon Correctional Facility, Michigan, 1977. Visiting poet-in-residence Interlochen Center for Arts, Michigan, 1980, University Oregon, Eugene, 1983, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1994, University Alaska, Anchorage, 1999-2000.

Visiting lecturer English University California, Santa Cruz, 1981-1982.

Works

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (syndicated fiction awards 1985, 86, California fiction award 1987), Poetry Society of America, Academy American Poets, Associated Writing Programs, National Audubon Society, Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: birding, hiking, environmentalist. E-mail: judminty@aol.com.

Connections

Married Edgar Sheldon Minty (deceased July 2002). Children: Lora Ann, John Reed, Ann Sheldon.

father:
Karl Jalmer Makinen

mother:
Margaret (Hunt) Makinen

spouse:
Edgar Sheldon Minty

children:
Lora Ann Minty

John Reed Minty

Ann Sheldon Minty