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Roger Weaver Papers, 1978-2014

Biographical Note:

Roger Weaver was a faculty member in the Oregon State University English Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1996. Weaver studied English literature and poetry at the University of Oregon and the University of Washington and earned a BA (1957) and MFA (1967) from the University of Oregon and MA (1962) from the University of Washington. Weaver's poems have been published in journals, anthologies, and poetry books. Weaver promoted poetry at Oregon State by establishing the Poetry Interest Group and the Weaver Undergraduate Poetry Award. In 2012, Weaver collaborated with Oregon State alumna Judith Walls Freeman on Five Songs for Voice, Piano, and Cello, featuring five of Weaver's poems set to original musical compositions by Freeman.

Roger Keys Weaver was born in Portland, Oregon on February 2, 1935 and graduated from Salem High School in 1953. In addition to his University teaching, Weaver has taught children, youth, and adults in school settings as well as through workshops and summer programs.

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