Carol Hamilton

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Carol Hamilton (born 1935) was the Oklahoma Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997.[1][2]


Carol Jean Hamilton was born in 1935 in Enid, Oklahoma. She graduated Midwest City High School in 1953, received her bachelor's degree from Phillips University in 1956, and later a master's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.[3][2] She taught at Midwest City Del City schools, Rose State College, and the University of Central Oklahoma.[3] She helped found the Woody Guthrie Poets in 2004.[2]

Her book Once the Dust published by Broncho Press was a 1992 Oklahoma Book Award winner.[3] She was nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.[4]

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  1. ^ Patricia Yarbrough, "Poets Laureate," The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, (accessed August 11, 2018).
  2. ^ a b c Holliday, Shawn, "1995-1997 Carol Jean Hamilton," The Oklahoma Poets Laureate pgs. 165-168
  3. ^ a b c "Home".
  4. ^ "Poetry reading is set in Norman on Sunday", The Oklahoman, May 17, 2012