Native American Authors
Robert Chute, 1926-
Robert Maurice Chute was born in Naples, Maine in 1926. He earned an BA degree from the University of of Maine in 1950, and an D.Sc. from Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He has served as a professor and educator in biology, and has taught at Bates College, Middlebury College, San Fernando Valley State College and Lincoln University. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bates College and is also director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. His research specialization is in human ecology and estimation of cultural impact on lake and coastal ecosystems. He is also a poet, and was the fourth poet to win the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize, which is awarded annually by the editorial board of the Beloit Poetry Journal, for his poem “Heat Wave in Concord.” He currently lives in Poland Springs, Maine.
Awards and Honors
Chad Walsh Poetry Prize
Online resources by or about Robert Chute:
Heat Wave in Concord by Robert Chute
Author: Beloit Poetry Journal
Description: Full text of the poem by Robert Chute.
Maine Writers Index: Robert M. Chute
Author: Waterboro Public Library
Description: Biography of Chute, which includes links to web sites about the author.
Past due recognition for a poet
Author: Jack Barnes
Description: Article about Chute’s receipt of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize in 1996, from the Maine Books Online web site.
Books by Robert Chute:
Chute, Robert. Androscoggin Too
Chute, Robert. Reading Nature
Topsham, Maine : Just Write Books, 2007.
Chute, Robert. Samuel Sewall Sails for Home
Coyote Love, 1986.
Chute, Robert. Sweeping the sky
Poland Spring, Me. : Ciderpress, 2000.
Chute, Robert. Thirteen moons
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1982.
Chute, Robert. Uncle George: Poems from a Maine Boyhood
Chute, Robert. When grandmother decides to die
Nobleboro, ME : Blackberry Books, 1989.
Chute, Robert. Woodshed on the Moon: Thoreau Poems
Nightshade Press, 1991.
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