Roland Flint

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Roland Henry Flint (February 27, 1934 - January 2, 2001) was an American poet and professor of English at Georgetown University.[1]


Born in Park River, North Dakota, he attended the University of North Dakota before joining the United States Marine Corps. He served in post-war Korea and then returned to and graduated from the University of North Dakota. He earned an M.A. in English from Marquette University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he wrote his dissertation on the early work of Theodore Roethke, and began to publish his poetry. At the University of Minnesota he began a long friendship with Garrison Keillor.

He was a professor of English at Georgetown University from 1968-1997, and received several university awards for his teaching.[2] Flint had a phenomenal memory for poetry, and could recite thousands of poems he knew "by heart". He was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1995-2000, when he resigned due to poor health.[3] He died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 at the age of 66. His papers are held at the University of Maryland.[4]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Easy (Louisiana State University, 1999)
  • Pigeon (North Carolina Wesleyan, 1991)
  • Hearing Voices, with William Stafford, (Willamette University, 1991)
  • Stubborn (University of illinois1990)
  • Sicily (North Carolina Wesleyan, 1987)
  • Resuming Green (The Dial Press, 1982)
  • Say It (Dryad Press, 1979)
  • The Honey (Unicorn Publications, 1976)
  • And Morning (Dryad Press, 1975)


  1. ^ "Grace Cavalieri on ROLAND FLINT". Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Retrieved December 22, 2006. 
  2. ^ "POETS LAUREATE". Maryland State Archives. December 2, 2005. Archived from the original on February 14, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Maryland's Poet Laureate". New Bay Times. April 16–22, 1998. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2006. 
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