American poet and academic, Lucie Brock-Broido, Died at 61

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Lucie Brock-Broido was born May 22, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died on March 6, 2018

She was the author of four collections of poetry.

Lucie received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner Prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship.

She was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Brock-Broido was Director of Poetry in the Writing Division at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City.

‘Jessica from the Well’ was Lucie’s long narrative poem, which tells the story of Jessica McClure, who was trapped in a well in Texas, from McClure’s point of view, describing her as having a basic understanding of the physical and mythic elements of her situation.

The story was reprinted numerous times.

She died in 2018 at 61 years old.

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