Jarvis Thurston, 1914-2008

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Update [2/5/07 10:30 p.m.]: A longer piece about Jarvis Thurston is posted here.

Jarvis Thurston, former head of the English Department at Washington University and the man most responsible for the inception of the college's graduate writing program, died last night at his home in University City. Jarvis was married for more than half a century to former U.S. poet laureate Mona Van Duyn, who died in 2004.

I'll have more to say about Jarvis later today.

-Tom Finkel

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