Jack Collom

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Jack Collom
BornJohn Aldridge Collom
(1931-11-08)November 8, 1931[1]
Chicago, Illinois[1]
DiedJuly 2, 2017(2017-07-02) (aged 85)[1]
Boulder, Colorado[1]
Occupationpoet, teacher, essayist
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Colorado, BA and MA
Notable awardsNEA Poetry Fellowship (1980, 1990)[2]
SpouseEdeltraud Maria Teresia Hopps (div. 1974)
Mara Meshak (div.)
Jennifer Heath
ChildrenNathaniel, Christopher, Franz, Sierra

John Aldridge "Jack" Collom (November 8, 1931 – July 2, 2017) was an American poet, essayist, and pedagogue. His twenty-five books[3] include Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000, Situation Sings (with Lyn Hejinian), and Second Nature, which won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Poetry.[4]

In the field of education and pedagogy, he made unique contributions in the subjects of eco-literature, ecopoetics, and creative writing instruction for children.

Collon died in Boulder, Colorado from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer on July 2, 2017, aged 85.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Jack Collom Obituary - Boulder, Colorado - Crist Mortuary". crist-mort.tributes.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "Jack Collom, Boulder poet and educator, remembered for 'a great run of a life'".
  3. ""The Poet Is In" Poet-in-residence Jack Collom". Eventful.
  4. "Jack Collom". www.naropa.edu.
  5. KGNU News (July 3, 2017) "Poet Jack Collom: 1931-2017". kgnu.org. 3 July 2017.

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