Owen, Guy, 1925-1981

Biographical Note:
Owen received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1955. Owen became a member of the faculty at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in Raleigh in 1961, remaining there until his death twenty years later. While teaching American literature and creative writing courses, he completed and published three novels, two volumes of poems, and a collection of short stories. He also helped edit two anthologies of verse: New Southern Poets: Selected Poems from Southern Poetry Review and Contemporary Poets of North Carolina. In 1958, Owen co-founded the poetry magazine Impetus, which in 1965 became Southern Poetry Review. He was also an editor of North Carolina Folklore. From Guide to the Guy Owen Papers, 1967 - 1982 Collection Number MC 23.
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