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Creative Writing Program Founder Stuart Friebert Dies

July 1, 2020

Communications Staff

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A gathering to remember Friebert will be held at a later date. Details will be shared as soon as they are available.  

Stuart Friebert, poet, translator, emeritus professor, and founder of the Oberlin College Creative Writing Program, died on June 23, 2020.

Friebert began his Oberlin College career in 1961, first teaching German. In 1975, he founded Oberlin’s Creative Writing Program, which he directed until his retirement in 1997. Friebert also co-founded the poetry periodical FIELD, the FIELD Translation Series, and Oberlin College Press. During his career, he published 15 books of poems, 16 volumes of translations, and four books of prose. 

A gathering to honor Friebert will be held at a later date. We will share those details when they are available. 

Read Friebert’s obituary in the Chronicle-Telegram

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