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Guide to the Theodore Enslin Papers
ca. 1955-1975
 MSS.047

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Biographical/Historical note

Theodore Enslin was born in Chester, PA on March 25, 1925. He studied muscial composition with Nadia Boulanger and Francis Judd Cooke. He has two children, Deirdre and Jonathan Morton, from his first marriage with Mildred Marie Stout in 1945. He divorced in 1961 and married Alison Jane Jose in 1969, with whom he had a son, Jacob Hezakiah. Theodore Enslin has written many books of poetry, including Forms (1971-73),  The Poems (1970),  Views (1973),  Synthesis (1975),  Etudes (1972) and  To Come, to Have Become (1966) for which he won the Hart Crane Award in 1969. Other awards include the Niemann Award in 1955 for his weekly newspaper column, "Six Miles Square." Enslin has also written a play,  Barometric Pressure 29.83 and Steady (produced in New York in 1965), and an extended essay on Gustav Mahler published by Black Sparrow Press.