Goldensohn, Lorrie 1935-

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GOLDENSOHN, Lorrie 1935-


Born September 23, 1935, in New York, NY; daughter of Eustace Carlos and Alice Sanchez; married Barry Goldensohn (a poet and professor of English), August 5, 1956; children: Matthew, Rachel Goldensohn Prince. Ethnicity: "Mixed." Education: Oberlin College, B.A., 1957; University of Iowa, Ph.D., 1972. Politics: "Yellow Dog Democrat."


Home—Cabot, VT.


Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, faculty member, 1971-77, member of field faculty, 1977-78; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, assistant professor, 1978-79; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, associate professor, 1979-81; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, associate professor of English, 1982-2000. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, part-time lecturer, 1978; conference and workshop participant; gives readings and public lectures.


Modern Language Association of America.


Fellow of Vermont Arts Council, 1976, and National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980, 1985; Witter Byner fellow, MacDowell Colony, 1983; Pulitzer Prize nomination for nonfiction, Columbia University, 1992, for Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry; National Book Critics Circle Award nomination, 2004, for Dismantling Glory: Twentieth Century Soldier Poets.


The Tether (poetry), L'Epervier Press (Seattle, WA), 1983.

Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1991.

Dismantling Glory: Twentieth-Century Soldier Poetry, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2005.

(Editor) American War Poetry: An Anthology, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Critical Essays on Galway Kinnell, edited by Nancy Lewis Tuten, G.K. Hall (New York, NY), 1996; Freedom and Form: Essaysin Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Esther Giger and Agnieszka Salska, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu (Lodz, Poland), 1998; How Shall We Tell Each Other of the Poet?, edited by Anne F. Herzog and Janet E. Kaufman, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999; "Divisions of the Heart": Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Memory and Place, edited by Sandra Barry, Gwen Davies, and Peter Sanger, Gaspereau Press (Wolfeville, Nova Scotia, Canada), 2001; and Dressing Up for War: Transformations of Gender and Genre in the Discourse and Literature of War, edited by Aranzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam, Rodopi (New York, NY), 2001. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Studies in the Novel, Salmagundi, Vassar Quarterly, WLA/War, Literature, and the Arts, and Poughkeepsie Journal.

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