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Robert M. DeGraaff

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • Denver Christian High
  • BA , Education ( English major )
    Calvin College
  • Ph.D. , English Literature
    Duke University
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Web References
Canton NY Rotary - Member Profiles
www.rotaryclubofcantonny.org, 22 July 2014 [cached]
Robert DeGraaff [2009] Bob was born in Milwaukee in 1942, and moved to Lake Geneva, WI, at age 4. When he was 15, his family moved to Denver, where he graduated from Denver Christian High in 1960. Bob earned a BA in Education (English major) from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in 1964; an MA in English from Miami (Ohio) in 1966; and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Duke University in 1972. Between the last two degrees, Bob taught at SLU (1966 to 69), returning after Duke to spend his whole teaching career there (1972 to 2008); he served a term as Chair of the English Dept. and a stint as Director of the London Program, and is now Emeritus Professor of English. He was married to Judy Shapiro from 1967 to 1999, with two children: David (b. 1971), and Kathleen (b. 1974). He is now married to Prof. Sarah Gates (since 2001), and has two step-children, (Max, b. 1989, and Emma, b. 1994). Bob is a secular humanist , and writing poetry.
Three Poems by Robert DeGraaff
annatambour.net, 4 Jan 2008 [cached]
3 Poems by Robert DeGraaff
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Robert DeGraaff is one of my favourite poets. He is also a professor of Victorian Literature at St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York). He also tills an enormous garden, which is only one of the many places where he says he "communes with Bufo americanus whenever I get the chance.
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I am so besotted with this book and the poems and prose of Robert DeGraaff, that I wrote to him to tell him so, and thus began my love affair with his poetry.
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"Elegy for Brussels Sprouts", "Serial Killers", and "No Parking in Cambridge, Mass." copyright © February 2006 by Robert DeGraaff. This is the 1st world appearance for each of these works. These poems appears here with thanks to Robert DeGraaff, whose payment was less than a brass razoo.
CANTON — When his choral group ...
www.wdt.net, 2 Dec 2013 [cached]
CANTON — When his choral group disbanded several years ago, Robert M. DeGraaff realized how much he missed singing.
So the retired St. Lawrence University English professor decided to start a new chamber group and the outcome has been even better than he imagined.
“We’ve gelled really well together,” Mr. DeGraaff said.
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“We’re hoping to get a good turnout,” Mr. DeGraaff said. “We’re going to have a variety of a capella music from the 16th century to the present.”
Members are sopranos Jennifer Vincent-Barwood, Lenore VanderZee and Camilla Ammirati; altos Sarah Gates and Julie Pomainville; tenors Alan Wioskowski, Christopher Rediehs, Rob Carr and Mr. DeGraaff, who serves as manager, and basses Phillip Shatraw, Juan Ponce-Vazquez and Trevor White.
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“I think we’re filling a cultural niche,” Mr. DeGraaff said, “I think it’s a good community service, and we’re also having fun singing.
Canton NY Rotary - Officers and Chairs of the Club
www.rotaryclubofcantonny.org, 22 July 2014 [cached]
Bob Degraaff
Canton NY Rotary - Member Profiles
www.rotaryclubofcantonny.org, 7 May 2011 [cached]
Robert DeGraaff [2009] Bob was born in Milwaukee in 1942, and moved to Lake Geneva, WI, at age 4. When he was 15, his family moved to Denver, where he graduated from Denver Christian High in 1960. Bob earned a BA in Education (English major) from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in 1964; an MA in English from Miami (Ohio) in 1966; and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Duke University in 1972. Between the last two degrees, Bob taught at SLU (1966 to 69), returning after Duke to spend his whole teaching career there (1972 to 2008); he served a term as Chair of the English Dept. and a stint as Director of the London Program, and is now Emeritus Professor of English. He was married to Judy Shapiro from 1967 to 1999, with two children: David (b. 1971), and Kathleen (b. 1974). He is now married to Prof. Sarah Gates (since 2001), and has two step-children, (Max, b. 1989, and Emma, b. 1994). Bob is a secular humanist who enjoys gardening, tennis, weight training, fishing, and writing poetry.
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