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T. Alan Broughton ’62

T. Alan Broughton ’62, a prominent poet and English professor, died peacefully May 17, 2013, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt. He was 76.

Alan was educated at Exeter, Harvard, Juilliard, and Swarthmore, and received his M.A. in English literature from the University of Washington. He taught literature and writing at the University of Washington and Sweet Briar College, and joined the University of Vermont in 1966 to teach writing of poetry and fiction; he also founded the University of Vermont's Writers Workshop. He published four novels, two collections of short stories, nine books of poetry, and The Skin and All, a collaboration with artist Bill Davison. In addition to his publications, Alan received a number of awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim and an NEH Fellowship, and was elected a fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. He also traveled as a cultural representative in Southeast Asia, Egypt, and Italy under the auspices of the State Department’s U.S. Information Agency.


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