Garrigue, Jean

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Garrigue, Jean Gender: F
Gertrude Louise Garrigus
born on 8 December 1912 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Evansville, Indiana, 37n58, 87w33
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°18' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°29 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°16'

Jean Garrigue
photo: Millierb, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American poet who was honoured, widely read, and imitated during her lifetime. She was a contemporary of Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, and Randall Jarrell.

She lived, moved, taught and wrote as an equal among them as one of the best-remembered poets of her generation. Almost as soon as she died, her life and work disappeared from critical and academic view.

A minor resurgence of interest in Garrigue's work occurred in the decade between 1982 and 1992. In 1982, the journal Twentieth Century Literature devoted the better part of an issue to a symposium on her work, featuring commentary by both poets and scholars. In 1991, Lee Upton's monograph appeared. In 1992, a Selected Poems (Univ. of Illinois Press) volume brought her work back into print.

Jean Garrigue died on 27 December 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1971 (Hodgkin's disease)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Hodgkin's disease)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor