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James and Jytte Bowers


Jytte Holst Bowers was born in Denmark and raised in Copenhagen during the German occupation of World War II.  After leaving school, she worked in Norway, England and Scotland before returning to Denmark to be trained as a nurse.  She met her husband, Jim, at Askov højskole, and they were married in 1959 while he was stationed as a soldier in Germany.  She worked as a nurse and raised three girls and a son, who is a Downs syndrome.  Her published writing is included in anthologies, while her unpublished work is primarily memoirs of her adventures in foreign lands and translations from Danish and Norwegian as well as a book about her son, and some short stories and children’s stories.


James W. Bowers has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A.R. from Yale University and an M.A. from the University of Redlands.  He has taught English at private colleges and public universities in the U.S., including a year at Yale University teaching an advanced writing course.  He has also taught in Finland, and in China, Czechoslovakia and Lithuania during their periods of revolution.  His published works are essays in anthologies, a collection of short stories and a study of Henrik Ibsen’s early plays.  His unpublished writing is primarily short stories and essays.  At his best he attempts to speak to the soul.

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