|Born||John Aldridge Collom|
November 8, 1931
|Died||July 2, 2017 (aged 85)|
|Occupation||poet, teacher, essayist|
|Education||University of Colorado, BA and MA|
|Notable awards||NEA Poetry Fellowship (1980, 1990)|
|Spouse||Edeltraud Maria Teresia Hopps (div. 1974)|
Mara Meshak (div.)
|Children||Nathaniel, Christopher, Franz, Sierra|
John Aldridge "Jack" Collom (November 8, 1931 – July 2, 2017) was an American poet, essayist, and pedagogue. His twenty-five books 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.
In the field of education and pedagogy, he made unique contributions in the subjects of eco-literature, ecopoetics, and creative writing instruction for children.
References[change | change source]
- "Jack Collom Obituary - Boulder, Colorado - Crist Mortuary". crist-mort.tributes.com. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
- "Jack Collom, Boulder poet and educator, remembered for 'a great run of a life'".
- ""The Poet Is In" Poet-in-residence Jack Collom". Eventful.
- "Jack Collom". www.naropa.edu.
- KGNU News (July 3, 2017) "Poet Jack Collom: 1931-2017". kgnu.org. 3 July 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- On Sound and Rhythm: A Way to Start Teaching Poetry to Children and Young Adults – an excerpt from Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in the Community.
- Learning the Chant Poem an excerpt from Old Faithful: 18 Writers Present Their Favorite Writing Assignments.