Mott, Michael, 1930-

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Michael Mott, a poet and the author of novels for children and adults, was born and educated in England. He first began publishing poetry in 1948. He has held both editing and teaching positions in his career as a writer, serving as the poetry editor of the Kenyon Review from 1966-1970. Mott served as a writer-in-residence at the College of William and Mary during the 1978 and 1985 terms. He taught on the faculties of Emory University and Bowling Green State University; he retired in 1992. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he was appointed to write the official biography of Thomas Merton which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received the Christopher Award in 1985.

From the guide to the Michael Mott Collection, 1944-1989, (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections)

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creatorOf Mott, Michael, 1930-. Michael Mott / Michael Mott. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Robert Nye Papers TXRC97-A21., 1911, 1959-1975 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Michael Mott Collection, 1944-1989 Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
creatorOf Nye, Robert. Papers, 1911, 1959-1975. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Mott, Michael, 1930-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
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associatedWith Brock, Van K. person
associatedWith Deagon, Ann, 1930- person
associatedWith Epstein, Daniel Mark person
associatedWith Garrett, George, 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Lax, Robert person
associatedWith Manley, Frank person
associatedWith Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Nye, Robert person
associatedWith Nye, Robert. person
associatedWith Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974 person
associatedWith Rubin, Larry, 1930- person
associatedWith Sellers, Bettie M. person
associatedWith Silk, Dennis, 1928- person
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Birth 1930



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