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educator , poet

Robert Mezey, American Poet, educator. Fellow Ingram Merrill, 1973, 89, Guggenheim Foundation, 1977, Stanford University, 1960, National Education Association, 1987; recipient Poetry prize American Academy Arts and Letters,1982. With United States Army, 1953-1955.

Background

Mezey, Robert was born on February 28, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ralph and Clara (Mandel) Mezey.

Education

Student, Kenyon College, 1953. Bachelor, University Iowa, 1959. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1961.

Degree (honorary), Kenyon College, 2008.

Career

Lecturer Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1963-1964, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1965-1966. Assistant professor Fresno (California) State University, 1967-1968, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1973-1976. Professor, poet-in-residence Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1976-1999.

Retired, 1999; visiting professor Kenyon College, 2010. With United States Army, 1953-1955.

Works

Membership

With United States Army, 1953-1955.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, chess.

Connections

Married Olivia Simpson (divorced). Children: Naomi, Judah, Eve.

father:
Ralph Mezey

mother:
Clara (Mandel) Mezey

spouse:
Olivia Simpson

children:
Naomi Mezey

Judah Mezey

Eve Mezey