Norman Macleod Dead at 78; Author of Novels and Poetry
New York Times, June 6, 1985
Norman Macleod, who established the Briarcliff Quarterly magazine and the Poetry Center at the 92d Street Y, died after a long illness on Tuesday at the University Nursing Center in Greenville, N.C. He was 78 years old. Mr. Macleod published two novels, ''The Bitter Roots'' (1941) and ''You Get What You Ask For'' (1939), and a number of volumes of poetry. William Carlos Williams dedicated a poem to him, titled ''A Poem for Norman Macleod.'' Born in Salem, Ore., Mr. Macleod earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Mexico and his master's degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. He taught English at a number of schools, including Briarcliff, the University of Maryland, Lehigh University, Savannah State College in Georgia, Pembroke State College in North Carolina and the University of Baghdad.
He is survived by three children, Jocelyn Harris of Bay Minett, Ala., Mrs. Skye Zucker of Lenox, Mass., and Norman Griffith Macleod of Greenville, N.C., and by a half-brother, Robert Mills of New York.