Fred Marchant

Fred Marchant is professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Suffolk University in Boston. He is the author of Tipping Point, winner of the 1993 Washington Prize in Poetry. An affiliate of the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Marchant served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970, when he was one of the first Marine officers to be discharged honorably as a conscientious objector.