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County: Madison

Wallace Irwin

(1875-1959) Writer. Wallace Irwin was born in Oneida, New York, and died in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

John McGahern

(1934-2006) Novelist. John McGahern was born in and died in Dublin, Ireland. He was a visiting professor at Colgate University for many years.

W D Snodgrass

(1926-2009) Poet. W. D. Snodgrass was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and died in Erieville, New York.

Rachel Guido DeVries

Rachel Guido DeVries is a Southern-Italian American, and a poet and novelist. She grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and has lived in central New York since 1970. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Yellow Silk, Voices in Italian Americana, the Paterson Literary Review, and Blueline. New work is forthcoming in The Paterson Literary … Continued

Hervey Allen

(1889-1949) Novelist, poet, biographer. Allen served as trustee of Cazenovia Junior College. 1924-1926 He taught English at Columbia University. His works include “Israfel” (1926), a biography of Edgar Allan Poe and “Anthony Adverse” (1933), a popular novel. His first book of poetry is “Wampum and Old Gold” (1921).

L(yman) Frank Baum

(1856-1919) Journalist, playwright, writer of children’s books. (He also used the names: Edith Van Dyne, Laura Bancroft, Floyd Akers, Suzanne Metcalf, Schuyler Staunton.) L. Frank Baum was born in, and also lived in, Chittenango, New York. His birth home is uncertain; some reports say it burned down; others say it is still standing. A marker … Continued