Dufault, Peter Kane 1923-

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DUFAULT, Peter Kane 1923-

PERSONAL: Surname is pronounced "Du-foe"; born April 22, 1923, in Newark, NJ; son of Roland Hubert and Christine Joyce (Kane) Dufault; married Joan Pyle (marriage ended); married Ruth Pauline Tuoti, July, 1963; children: (first marriage) Tadea Christine, Peter Scott, Mark Roland, Ethan Kane. Education: Harvard University, graduated, 1947.

ADDRESSES: Home—R.D. 2, Hillsdale, NY 12529. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Poet, musician, actor, and educator. Worked as a teacher of writing, U.S. history, soccer, boxing, guitar, and banjo at Williams College and Berkshire Community College. Leader of a string band; also folk singer, fiddler, performer on the highland bagpipe, and country dance caller. Cheltenham Literary Festival, past poet-in-residence; presenter of readings at Williams College, Amherst College, Bennington College, University of Virginia, Kalamazoo College, Vassar College, and other schools, and at Poetry Center and Lexington Avenue Young Men's/Young Women's He brew Association, New York, NY. Narrator of Forgotten River (television film), produced by Columbia Broadcasting System. Worked variously as a news editor and reporter, house painter, and tree surgeon. New York State Liberal Party (Peace) candidate for Congress, 1968. Military service: U.S. Army Air Forces; copilot of Liberator bomber during World War II.



Angel of Accidence, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1953.

For Some Stringed Instrument, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1957.

A Westchester Farewell, privately printed, 1969.

New Things Come into the World, Lindisfarne Press, 1993.

Looking in All Directions: Selected Poems, 1954-2000, Worple Press (Tonbridge, Kent, England), 2000.

Work represented in anthologies, including Norton Anthology of Poetry, Norton (New York, NY), 1996. Contributor of verse to magazines, including New Yorker, New Republic, Spectator, Atlantic Monthly, and Harper's.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Ponderable World, a poetry collection.



New York Review of Books, October 20, 1994, Brad Leithauser, review of New Things Come into the World, p. 53.

Times Literary Supplement, April 27, 2001, John Greening, review of Looking in All Directions: Selected Poems, 1954-2000, p. 33.


A Look the Other Way (television film), Columbia Broadcasting System.*