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Charles Townsend Copeland
(April 27, 1860 – July 24, 1952) was a professor
A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences; a teacher of high rank...
, poet, and writer. He spent much of his time as a mentor in Boston, Massachusetts, specifically at Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...
, and also worked as a part time theater critic. Known as "Copey" by many of his peers and admirers, he became known for his Harvard poetry readings in the 1930s.
- J. Donald Adams, Copey of Harvard: A Biography of Charles Townsend Copeland (Boston: Houghton Mifflin
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- Billy Altman, Laughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley. (New York City: W. W. Norton
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, 1997. ISBN 0393038335).
- Encyclopædia Britannica: Charles Townsend Copeland.