Lewis Putnam Turco

Title:  Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Company:  State University of New York at Oswego

Location:  New York, United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1995, 2006-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1993-1994, 2012-2015)
  • Recipient, Scholarship Meriden Record-Journal Public Company, University of Connecticut (1957-1959)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award (1992)
  • Recipient, Melville Cane Award, Poetry Society of America (1986)
  • Recipient, Bordighera Bilingual Poetry Prize, Sonia Raiziss-Giop Charitable Foundation (1997)
  • Recipient, John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry, Italian-American Foundation (1999)
  • Recipient, Award, New England Book Festival (2009)
  • Recipient, Resident Fellowship, Yaddo Foundation (1959, 1977)
  • Recipient, Faculty Fellowship, Research Foundation of State University of New York (1966-1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1978)
  • Recipient, Grant-In-Aid (1969)
  • Inductee, Meriden Hall of Fame (1993)
  • Recipient, Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award, West Chester University Poetry Conference (2008)


  • Honorary DAH, Unity College
  • Honorary LHD, University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • Honorary LHD , Ashland University, Ohio,
  • MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • BA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

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