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instructor , poet

Theodore Russell Weiss was an American poet, and literary magazine editor.


Weiss, Theodore Russell was born on December 16, 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Nathan and Mollie T. (Weinberg) Weiss.


Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenberg College, 1938;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Muhlenberg College, 1968;Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1940;postgraduate, Columbia University, 1940-1941;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Bard College, 1973.


Instructor English, U. Maryland., 1941;Instructor English, U. North Carolina, 1942-1944;Instructor English, Yale University, 1944-1946;Professor of English,, Bard College, 1946-1968;visiting professor poetry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1962;resident fellow creative writing, Princeton University, 1966-1967;Professor of English and creative writing, Princeton University, 1968-1987, emeritus;William and Annie S. Paton professor ancient and modern literature, Princeton University, 1977-1987, emeritus. Fannie Hurst visiting professor literature Washington University, St. Louis, 1978. Professor of English poetry Cooper Union, 1988.

Poet-in-residence Monash U., Melbourne, Australia, 1982. Lecturer New School Social Research, 1955-1956, New York City.YMHA, 1965-1967. Lecturer for United States Information Service in various countries.

Guest Institute forAdvanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986-1987, 87-88, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, 1989. Guest lecturer Peking U., Shanghai U., People's Republic China, 1991.


  • 1956 Wallace Stevens Award1977 Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Poetry1988-89 Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award1997 Oscar Williams and Gene Durwood Award for Poetry1997 PEN/Nora Magid time Achievement AwardGuggenheim fellowshipFord Foundation fellowshipNational Foundation of the Arts and Humanities fellowshipIngram Merrill Foundation fellowship.



Married Renée Karol, July 6, 1941.

Nathan Weiss

Mollie T. (Weinberg) Weiss

Renée Karol