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Alfred Corn. Courtesy Miami Book Fair.

Alfred Corn
Born Alfred DeWitt Corn III
Bainbridge, Georgia
Occupation poet, critic
Genres Poetry, Essays
Notable award(s) Guggenheim Fellowship, Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets
Spouse(s) Ann Jones (divorced)
Partner(s) Walter Brown, J.D. McClatchy

Alfred Dewitt Corn III (born August 14, 1943) is an American poet and essayist.

Life Edit

Alfred Corn was born in Bainbridge, Georgia in 1943 and raised in Valdosta, Georgia.

Corn graduated from Emory University in 1965 with a B.A. in French literature. Corn earned an M.A. in French literature at Columbia University in 1967.

Corn travelled to France on a Fulbright Scholarship where he met Ann Jones, whom he would later marry.[1] After he and Ann Jones divorced, he was partnered with the architect Walter Brown in the years 1971-1976,and then with J.D. McClatchy from 1977 until 1989.

In 1976, Corn published his 1st book of poetry All Roads at Once.

In 1997 Corn wrote the novel, Part of His Story.[2]


Corn was awarded the 1982 Levinson Prize by Poetry Magazine.[3]

Corn received an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1983.

He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986.[4] and a fellowship of the Academy of American Poets in 1987.[5]

Publications Edit





Alfred Corn reads The Adversary, a poem from his book A Call in the Midst of the Crowd

Alfred Corn reads The Adversary, a poem from his book A Call in the Midst of the Crowd

  • Incarnation: Contemporary writers on the New Testament. New York: Viking, 1990.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[6]

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. Colby, Vineta, ed (1995). World Authors, 1985-1990. H. W. Wilson. pp. 166–168. ISBN 0-8242-0875-7. 
  2. Hower, Edward (April 27, 1997). "The Plague Years". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. Poetry Magazine. "Prizes". Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. "272 TO SHARE $5.9 MILLION IN GUGGENHEIM AWARDS". The New York Times. April 13, 1986. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  5. Alfred Corn, Academy of American Poets., Web, June 2, 2008.
  6. Search results = au:Alfred Corn, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 22, 2014.

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