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Star Yvonne Powers Edit Profile


Star Yvonne Powers, American poet. Recipient service commendation Wisconsin Valley Library. Systems, 1990.


Powers, Star Yvonne was born on April 22, 1923 in Milwaukee.


Lecturer, public, since 1947. Wisconsin chairman Poetry Day, 1949-1961. Former columnist Library.

Notes, Rib Lake (Wisconsin) Herald. Former book reviewer Milwaukee Journal. Former business manager Hawk and Whippoorwill Recalled.

Presenter poetry units on closed-circuit television, Randolph School District.


  • Other Work

    • Editor American Poetry magazine, 1949-1958. Contributor poetry to numerous anthologies and magazines in the United States, France, England, Germany, and Canada, including Golden Years Anthology, American Poetry magazine, Poetry Out of Wisconsin, Poet International, Modern Haiku, Northern Spring Anthology, Poetry Review, Wisconsin Poetry Calendar.


Lecturer on local history, presenter poetry readings numerous area high schools. Active in library circles. Trustee, member executive board Wisconsin Valley Library.

Systems, 1964-1969, 85-90. Member American Literature Association (president board directors 1949-1961), Wisconsin Fellowship Poets (president 1976-1978, other offices, now area vice president and editor Poetry Page in quarterly newsletter, co-chair 50th Anniversary Celebration), Taylor County History Society (life, founder, president 1970-1977). Wisconsin Regional Writers, Wisconsin Council for Wisconsin Writers (life).


Married Duane Dean Powers, December 17, 1943. Children: Deana Barber, Claudia Powers Barron, Randy, Kay Powers Garber.

Duane Dean Powers

Deana Barber Powers

Claudia Powers Barron Powers

Randy Powers

Kay Powers Garber Powers