Madeline Defrees

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Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Nov 11, 2015 (95)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Nov 11, 2015 (95)

About

American poet and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient known for Blue Dusk, Magpie on the Gallows, and other works. She received the Washington State Book Award for poetry for a 2006 collection entitled Spectral Waves.

Before Fame

She received degrees from Marylhurst College and the University of Oregon. She published her debut poetry collection, From the Darkroom, in 1964.

Trivia

She joined the Catholic Sisterhood in 1936 and went by the name Sister Mary Gilbert until 1973.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Oregon. She later taught in the Pacific University graduate creative writing program in her home state.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of fellow American poet Amy Clampitt.