John Logan

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1923 – 1987

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Who was John Logan?

John B. Logan was an American poet and teacher.

Logan was born in Red Oak, Iowa. He earned a bachelor's degree from Coe College, his master's degree from the Iowa University, and did graduate work at Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame in philosophy.

He authored over 14 books of poetry and essays including Spring of the Thief and Only the Dreamer Can Change the Dream, which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1982. The poet Hayden Carruth has written that Logan was responsible for "creating a new lyricism" through his poetry.

Logan taught at many colleges and universities including Saint John's College in Annapolis, University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College in California, and, finally at the State University of New York, Buffalo. His many students include the poets Marvin Bell and Bill Knott.

He was the poetry editor for The Nation and Critic. He also founded and co-edited Choice.

Logan died on November 6, 1987, in San Francisco, CA.

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Born
Jan 23, 1923
Red Oak
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Georgetown University
  • Master of Arts, University of Iowa
    Literature
    ( - 1949)
  • Language
Lived in
  • San Francisco
    ( - 1987/11/06)
Died
Nov 6, 1987
San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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