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Scenes for a dying : poem


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American poet and educator Paul Ramsey wrote poems, short stories, essays, book reviews and several novels.

Born November 26, 1924, in Atlanta, Georgia, Paul Ramsey taught English at a number of universities, including the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Elmira College, University of the Pacific, Raymond College, University of the South, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In the late 1960s, Ramsey was a poet-in-residence at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and director of Tennessee Poetry Circuit. In addition, Paul Ramsey wrote an annual chronicle of poetry for the

Sewanee Review and edited Factotum from 1948 to 1949.

His first book of poetry was

In an Ordinary Place, published by the North Carolina State University Press in 1965.

Paul Ramsey died September 27, 1994, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

"Paul Ramsey." Contemporary Authors Online. (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). (accessed July 2011).

This is an offprint of Paul Ramsey's poem, "Scenes for a Dying," which was awarded the Rose Lefcowitz Prize by

Poet Lore in 1993/1994.

The offprint was reprinted from pages 51-54 of

Poet Lore, volume 88, number 4 (Winter 1993-1994). This copy was originally laid in a copy of Paul Ramsey's collection of poetry, No Running on the Boardwalk (University of Georgia Press, 1975).

Box 62, F0901: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Originally laid in a copy of Ramsey's

No Running on the Boardwalk (Spec PS3568 .A47 N6).

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, July 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2011 July 26
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Collection Inventory

Scenes for a Dying : poem, Winter 1993-1994.
Box 62 Folder F901
Physical Description

1 item (3 p.)

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