Ennis Rees

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Birthday
17, 1925
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Mar 24, 2009 (84)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1925
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Mar 24, 2009 (84)

About

South Carolina Poet Laureate and children's poet known for Gillygaloos and Gollywhoppers, Windwagon Smith, and other verse works. He also translated the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer.

Before Fame

He grew up in Newport News, Virginia and graduated from both the College of William and Mary and Harvard University.

Trivia

He taught at Duke University and Princeton University before beginning his long-lasting academic career at the University of South Carolina.

Family Life

He married Marion Lott and became the father of three children.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Claudia Emerson were both born in Virginia.

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