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Newsmaker: Bethany Hicok

| Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, 11:00 p.m.
Bethany Hicok, 58, an English professor and Honors Program director at Westminster College, won a $105,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead a three-week seminar on poet Elizabeth Bishop

Noteworthy: The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Hicok a $105,400 grant to lead a three-week seminar for college and university professors on poet Elizabeth Bishop and her literary archive at Vassar College. A newly uncovered trove of Bishop's papers, including letters she sent to her psychoanalyst in the 1940s, will be part of the seminar.


Residence:New Wilmington, Lawrence County, and Winter Park, Fla.

Family:Husband Jonathan Miller; son Sam Miller-Hicok.

Occupation:Hicok is an English professor and director of the Honors Program at Westminster College in New Wilmington. She has written two books on American poetry, “Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil,” and “Degrees of Freedom: American Women Poets and the Women's College, 1905-1955.”

Education:Hicok earned a bachelor's degree in English from Russell Sage College, as well as two master's degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Quote: “She looks deceptively simple on the surface. She's very accessible. But the more you read her, the more you realize is there. Her descriptive powers are incredible.”

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