John Hall Wheelock

1886 - 1978

John Hall Wheelock's poetry has been set to music by John Duke, Norman Dello Joio, and Alva Henderson.


Born in Far Rockaway, New York, Wheelock grew up in a family of academics who could trace their American heritage back to the time of the Mayflower. He was a descendant of the founder of Dartmouth College.

In addition to publishing more than a dozen volumes of poetry, Wheelock is credited with boosting the careers of several American poets, including May Swenson and James Dickey, through his critical writing.

--Christie Finn Source: The Last Romantic: A Poet Among Publishers: The Oral Autobiography of John Hall Wheelock

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