English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

Long time lecturer in first year writing Margo LaGattuta died August 22 after a brief illness. She was a kind instructor and a noted poet, winner of the Mark Twain Award for Poetry in 2005 from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. For an appreciation of her life and work see this column from her friend Cindy La Ferle.  It also includes a link to Community Lifestyles, which will be devoted to Margo in its September 5 edition.

A guestbook is available on line at the Modetz Funeral Home website, and for additional information and a slide show of Margo’s life see the web site set up by her son Adam. The latter site also links to additional tributes.