Matchett, William H(enry)

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MATCHETT, William H(enry)

MATCHETT, William H(enry). American, b. 1923. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Washington, Seattle, instructor, 1954-56, assistant professor, 1956-60, associate professor, 1960-66, professor, 1966-83, professor emeritus of English, 1983-. Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1953-54. Ed., Modern Language Quarterly, 1963-82; Member, Editorial Board, Poetry Northwest, Seattle, 1961-98. Publications: Water Ouzel and Other Poems, 1955; (with J. Beaty) Poetry: From Statement to Meaning, 1965; The Phoenix and the Turtle: Shakespeare's Poem and Chester's "Loues Martyr," 1965; (ed.) The Life and Death of King John, by William Shakespeare, 1966; Fireweed and Other Poems, 1980; Shakespeare and Forgiveness, 2002. Address: 1017 Minor Ave No 702, Seattle, WA 98104, U.S.A.