- Mar 2021
After being denied admission at three colleges
Stuart's elementary school was Plum Grove School, where an intense love of learning was instilled in him (his father also instilled this love of learning in him) https://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_olink/r/1501/10?clear=10&p10_accession_num=bgsu1554464085296459.
short stories, poetry, and novels as well as non-fiction autobiographical works
greatest work of poetry to come out of America since Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass.
Stuart served in the US Navy during World War II but did not see combat as his mission in his life.[
Stuart trained athletically in his youth. He was accustomed to tough farm work. He was well known for his strength, temper, and athletics (as told in The Thread That Runs so True).
Stuart served in the US Navy during World War II but did not see combat as his mission in his life.
They settled in W Hollow and had one daughter, Jessica Jane.[6
Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of northeastern Kentucky for his writings.
Later he was appointed principal at McKell High School, but resigned after one year to attend graduate school at Vanderbilt University, where Edwin Mims was one of his professors.
He then served as superintendent of the Greenup County Schools before ending his career as an English teacher at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, Ohio.
In 1939, Stuart married Naomi Deane Norris, a school teacher.
According to Stuart's autobiography, The Thread That Runs So True, he met Naomi Deane Norris while she was still a student. She played an important role in helping him maintain the school as they grew closer together as a couple. Stuart taught her in school before she graduated.
- early life
- Appalachian author
- Jesse Stuart