Tudor, Stephen H. 1933-1994

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TUDOR, Stephen H. 1933-1994

PERSONAL: Born 1933, in Carroll, IA; died in a sailing accident on Lake Huron, June 26, 1994; son of Hugh J. (an educator) and Eugenie Tudor; married; wife's name Eleanor; children: Michael. Education: Attended College of Puget Sound; Trinity College, B.A.; University of Iowa, M.A.; University of Oregon, M.F.A. Hobbies and other interests: Sailing.

CAREER: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, professor of English and creative writing, 1968-94; former teacher at Cornell College, University of Oregon, and Washington University. Publisher, Hundred Pound Press.

AWARDS, HONORS: National Endowment for the Arts fellowship; Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, 1990, for Hangdog Reef.


Hangdog Reef: Poems Sailing the Great Lakes, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1989.

Also contributor to periodicals, including the Michigan Quarterly Review.

SIDELIGHTS: Poet and professor Stephen H. Tudor died in a boating accident on Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes that surround Michigan. At the time he was competing in a race called the Singlehanded Challenge Regatta, beginning in Port Huron and finishing at Mackinac Island, Michigan. Tudor was a professor at Wayne State University, the faculty of which established a scholarship in his honor.



Detroit Free Press, July 14, 1994, p. B4.

News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), August 13, 1994, p. B4.*