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Editor , freelance writer

Kirk Polking, American freelance writer, editor. Member Women in Communications, Inc. (president Cincinnati chapter 1976-1977, 81-82), National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (president Cincinnati chapter 1982-1985), Cincinnati Editors Association (president 1968-1969).

Background

Polking, Kirk was born on December 21, 1925 in Covington, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Henry C. and Mary (Hull) Polking.

Education

Student, University Cincinnati, 1948-1958.

Career

Editorial assistant, Writer's Digest & Modern Photography magazines, Cincinnati, 1945-1950;assistant circulation manager, Farm Quarterly magazine, Cincinnati, 1950-1952;circulation manager, Farm Quarterly magazine, Cincinnati, 1952-1957;freelance writer, Cincinnati, 1957-1963;editor, Writer's Digest, Cincinnati, 1963-1972;editor, Artist's Market, Cincinnati, 1972-1975;director, Writer's Digest School, Cincinnati, 1976-1991.

Works

Membership

Member Women in Communications, Inc. (president Cincinnati chapter 1976-1977, 81-82), National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (president Cincinnati chapter 1982-1985), Cincinnati Editors Association (president 1968-1969).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis, pilot.

Connections

father:
Henry C. Polking

mother:
Mary (Hull) Polking