Peter Kane Dufault

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Peter Kane Dufault (April 22, 1923 – April 20, 2013) was an American poet. He was born in New Jersey.

He has been writing poetry for almost sixty years. Raised in New York, he graduated from Harvard University and served as a bomber pilot during World War II. In 1968 he ran for Congress in Columbia County, New York on the Liberal Party's anti-war platform. He has been variously employed as a tree-surgeon, journalist, teacher, house-painter, and pollster; he has twice been poet-in-residence at the Cheltenham Festival. He is well known as fiddler, banjo-player, and dance-caller. His poems have appeared in many magazines and journals including The New Yorker, London Magazine and Poetry. His poetry was also included in the Norton Anthology of Poetry in the 1996 Edition. He was raised in Mamaroneck New York and from 1960 until his death he lived and wrote in Hillsdale, New York.

On June 4, 2010, the documentary film, What I Meant to Tell You: An American Poet’s State of the Union, had its world premiere at the Berkshire International Film Festival in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

He died two days short of his 90th birthday in 2013 at his home in Hillsdale, New York.[1][2]

Collected works[edit]

  • Angel of accidence (1954)
  • For some stringed instrument (1957)
  • A Westchester Farewell-and Other Poems (1968)
  • On Balance, Selected Poems (1978)
  • Memorandum to the Age of Reason (Lindisfarne, 1988)
  • New Things Come into the World (1993)
  • Looking in All Directions (Nov 7, 2000)
  • To Be in the Same World (Dec 31, 2007)

References[edit]

Postscript: Peter Kane Dufault (1923-2013): The New Yorker June 6, 2013- Written by Brad Leithauser

isbn 0915298147 On Balance by Peter Kane Dufault Publisher Info Copies of book

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