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Madeline DeFrees Biography | Poet

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Madeline DeFrees (born November 18, 1919) is an American poet born in Ontario, Oregon, and currently living in Seattle, Washington. She joined the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1936 and was known by the name, Sister Mary Gilbert until she was dispensed of her religious vows in 1973. She received her B.A. in English from Marylhurst College, (see Marylhurst University) and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.. American poet