George Klawitter

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George Klawitter, professor of English, teaches at St. Edward’s University where he chaired the Department of English Literature for eight years. Previously he taught at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana, and Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in Renaissance literature from the University of Chicago. He has edited the poetry of Richard Barnfield and published The Enigmatic Narrator, a study of John Donne’s love poetry. His articles have appeared in Comparative Drama, Mediaevalia,Explorations in Renaissance Culture, and University of Hartford Studies in Literature.

His first book of poetry, Country Matters, appeared in 2001, and his book Let Orpheus Take Your Hand won the Gival Press Poetry Prize in 2002. His most recent book of poetry, The Agony of Words, appeared in 2004.

You can learn more about George Klawitter at on his web page, and you can check out the books he has for sell at Powell’s Books.

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