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Rachel Hadas at the Merrill House in Stonington, Ct.

Rachel Hadas is the Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University—Newark and the author of more than 20 books of poetry, essays, and translations.

Hadas studied classics at Harvard, poetry at Johns Hopkins, and comparative literature at Princeton. Between college and graduate school, she spent four years living in Greece, an experience that surfaces variously in much of her work.


Since 1981, she has taught in the English Department of the Newark (NJ) campus of Rutgers University. She has also taught courses in literature and writing at Columbia and Princeton, as well as serving on the poetry faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the West Chester Poetry Conference.


Hadas has received a Guggenheim fellowship in Poetry, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant in poetry, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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