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Raymond R. Patterson

Raymond R. Patterson

African-American poet
Raymond R. Patterson
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Intro African-American poet
Was Poet Writer
From United States of America
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 1929
Death 2001 (aged 72 years)
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Biography

Raymond Richard Patterson (December 14, 1929 - April 5, 2001) was an American poet, opera librettist, and educator.

Biography

Born in Harlem, Raymond Patterson moved to Long Island with his family as a teenager and remained in the New York area most of his life.

Patterson received a B.A. from Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), M.A. in English from New York University in 1954.

Patterson taught English at Benedict College in South Carolina, in the New York City public schools, and at City University of New York, where he was a professor from 1968 until 1992.

He served as an executive board member of the Poetry Society of America, PEN American Center, and the Walt Whitman Birthplace. In 1973, Patterson founded the Langston Hughes Festival at CUNY and served as its director until 1993.

Patterson wrote librettos for two operas by Hale SmithDavid Walker and Goree – and his work was also featured in Three Patterson Lyrics, another composition by Hale Smith, which premiered at Alice Tully Hall in 1985.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/12/arts/raymond-patterson-71-poet-and-professor.html
https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/
http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/lhf/
http://isni.org/isni/0000000025573287
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84149798
https://viaf.org/viaf/69033327
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n84149798
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