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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
Type: etext
Description: Full text of the poem by Robert Chute.

URL: http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~sharkey/bpj/chute.html

Maine Writers Index: Robert M. Chute
Author: Waterboro Public Library
Type: authorbio
Description: Biography of Chute, which includes links to web sites about the author.

URL: http://www.waterboro.lib.me.us/maineaut/c.htm#rchute

Past due recognition for a poet
Author: Jack Barnes
Type: authorbio
Description: Article about Chute’s receipt of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize in 1996, from the Maine Books Online web site.

URL: http://books.mainetoday.com/about/chute.htm

Books by Robert Chute:

Chute, Robert. Androscoggin Too
Ciderpress, 1996.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Chute, Robert. Reading Nature
Topsham, Maine : Just Write Books, 2007.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0976653389

Chute, Robert. Samuel Sewall Sails for Home
Coyote Love, 1986.
ISBN: 091334110X

Chute, Robert. Sweeping the sky
Poland Spring, Me. : Ciderpress, 2000.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 096249124

Chute, Robert. Thirteen moons
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1982.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0920806236

Chute, Robert. Uncle George: Poems from a Maine Boyhood
Ciderpress, 1990.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0962491209

Chute, Robert. When grandmother decides to die
Nobleboro, ME : Blackberry Books, 1989.
Genre: Poetry

Chute, Robert. Woodshed on the Moon: Thoreau Poems
Nightshade Press, 1991.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 1879205106

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