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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dudley Poore (September 6, 1893 - 1981) was an American author and translator. He was the son of Alvin B. and Mary L. Poore. He was educated at Harvard University prior to WWI and, during the war, served in the Army Ambulance Corps and Red Cross. Poetry by Poore is included in Eight Harvard Poets (1917) and his translations of Spanish and Portugese works include Our Daily Bread (1943) by Enrique Gil Gilbert and The Bonfire (1944) by Cecilio J. Carneiro. Poore also co-edited the selections Fiesta in November: Stories fron Latin America (1942) and Cuentistas norteamericanos (1946).

Poore was part of a circle of writers at Harvard University that included e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Robert Hillyer, Robert Stewart Mitchell, and Cuthbert Wright, and his correspondence features letters with these associates, as well as John Peale Bishop, Dudley Fitts, Robert Finch, Arthur K. McComb, Katherine Anne Porter, and others. He was a one time partner of Richard David Cowan, Stewart Mitchell’s longtime partner.


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