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Woods, John, 1926-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1926-1995

biographical statement

John Warren Woods (1926-1995) is the author of over a dozen collections of poetry including The Deaths at Paragon, Indiana (Indiana University Press, 1955), Turning to Look Back: Poems 1955-1970 (Indiana University Press, 1972) and Black Marigolds (University Press of Florida, 1994). He was born in Martinsville, IN in 1926 and died in 1995. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1944 to 1946 and earned his B.S. from Indiana University in 1949, as well his M.A., in 1954. He did additional graduate study at the University of Iowa between 1957 and 1958. In 1955, he joined the faculty of the Department of English at Western Michigan University and worked there until his retirement in 1992. Over the course of his career, he received the Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, Publication Award from the National Endowment of the Arts,  Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from Western Michigan University, Distinguished Michigan Artist Award, Michigan Individual Artist Grant and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship.

Citation

"John Woods." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Literature Resources Center. Web. 4 Feb. 2013.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Continuation of Dona Rusu "Interview with John Woods" History 642, pages 13-25

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 274
Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of American poet and Western Michigan University English professor John Warren Woods (1926-1995). After completing his BS and MA at Indiana University, he began his academic career in the English department at Western Michigan University in 1955. He retired in 1992 as a full professor. Over the course of his career he published over a dozen books of poetry. His papers include manuscript drafts of individual poems as well as manucript drafts of his...

John Woods Intercourse

 Item — Box: 11, Folder: 308
Identifier: Item 2
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of American poet and Western Michigan University English professor John Warren Woods (1926-1995). After completing his BS and MA at Indiana University, he began his academic career in the English department at Western Michigan University in 1955. He retired in 1992 as a full professor. Over the course of his career he published over a dozen books of poetry. His papers include manuscript drafts of individual poems as well as manucript drafts of his...

John Woods Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 03-exws_woods
Abstract Personal papers of twentieth century American poet John Woods, including drafts of individual poems and book manuscripts, research materials, academic career files, photographs, cassette tape recordings. Also associated with this collection are 987 books from the poet's personal library, many inscribed by the authors (the books are cataloged separately and searchable through the WMU Libraries online catalog)

John Woods: Remembering John Woods 1926-1995, June 24, 1995

 Item — Box: 11, Folder: 309, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of American poet and Western Michigan University English professor John Warren Woods (1926-1995). After completing his BS and MA at Indiana University, he began his academic career in the English department at Western Michigan University in 1955. He retired in 1992 as a full professor. Over the course of his career he published over a dozen books of poetry. His papers include manuscript drafts of individual poems as well as manucript drafts of his...

John Woods Wand Stuff

 Item — Box: 11, Folder: 308
Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of American poet and Western Michigan University English professor John Warren Woods (1926-1995). After completing his BS and MA at Indiana University, he began his academic career in the English department at Western Michigan University in 1955. He retired in 1992 as a full professor. Over the course of his career he published over a dozen books of poetry. His papers include manuscript drafts of individual poems as well as manucript drafts of his...

Rusu, Dona. "Interview with John Woods." History 642, 1993-12-02

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 273
Identifier: Item 1
Scope and Contents This is a collection of the personal papers of American poet and Western Michigan University English professor John Warren Woods (1926-1995). After completing his BS and MA at Indiana University, he began his academic career in the English department at Western Michigan University in 1955. He retired in 1992 as a full professor. Over the course of his career he published over a dozen books of poetry. His papers include manuscript drafts of individual poems as well as manucript drafts of his...