The Lewis Turco Collection


The Lewis Turco Collection

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Nathan Miller


On April 14, 1962 poet and English instructor Lewis Turco announced the founding of the Poetry Center at Fenn College. As the director of the center, over the next two years Turco would propel the program forward to achieve great success and a lasting legacy in the Cleveland community.

In those two years, the poetry center would attract such prominent and legendary authors such as William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, Kenyon College critic John Crowe Ransom, and Paris Review poetry editor X. J. Kennedy.

Under Turco’s direction, the center demonstrated its dedication to sponsoring and promoting local Cleveland literature programs as well as playing host to numerous Ohio programs in writing and literature, such as the Ohio Versewriters' Conference...

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The Lewis Turco Collection