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Loeser, Katinka



  • Existence: 1913-1960


Katinka Loeser was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on July 2, 1913. She grew up and went to school in Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1936. In the early 1940s, some of her poems began to appear in Poetry and in 1943 she won that magazine's Young Poet's Prize. The same year she became an associate editor of Poetry and in 1946 a contributing editor. On October 16, 1943, she married the writer Peter DeVries. After 1948, the family lived in Westport, Connecticut. They had four children: Jan, Peter Jon, Emily, and Derek. Emily died of leukemia in September 1960.

Ms. Loeser published three collections of short stories, most of which appeared in The New Yorker: Tomorrow Will Be Monday (1964), The Archers at Home (1968), and A Thousand Pardons (1982). She died on March 6, 1991, and an obituary can be found in The New York Times, March 8, 1991, Section A, page 22.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Katinka Loeser Papers

Identifier: msc0649
Scope and Contents

There are no contents, the information for this collection has been moved to the Iowa Author’s Manuscript Collection, MsC0869.

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