Biography and History

George Garrett was a repected American poet and novelist. A member of the Princeton class of 1952, Garrett taught at various institutions, including Wesleyan University, Hollins College, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of South Carolina, prior to being named Henry Hoyns Professor of English at the University of Virginia, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. Garrett was the poet-laureate of Virginia from 2002 until 2006. He died in 2008.

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