KATHRYN SWARTHOUT

Kathryn SwarthoutKathryn Swarthout, the widow of Glendon and mother of Miles, was a former elementary school teacher for five years at Red Cedar School in East Lansing, Michigan, after earning her Master's in Education at Michigan State University, and B. A. in English from the University of Michigan.

She co-wrote six juvenile novels with her husband and a number of them have been published overseas.  Kathryn was also a columnist for Woman's Day Magazine with her free-form poetry, Lifesavors, which ran
in the magazine for over twenty years. Some of these columns were published in a book of the same title by Doubleday in 1982.

Glendon Swarthout

In 1962, Glendon and Kathryn established the Swarthout Writing Prizes at Arizona State University, administered by the English Department in Tempe.  Fifty years old now, these six prizes in both poetry and fiction (with a current top prize of $2300 in each category), have grown until they now rank among the top five cash prizes financially for undergraduate and graduate writing programs at all the colleges and universities in America.


Lifesavors


Doubleday   ISBN  0-385-17275-3

a collection of Kathryn Swarthout's favorite free-form illustrated poems from a dozen years worth of columns running in Woman's Day Magazine.

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