Myles Brand, University of Oregon president from 1989 to 1994, helped build the Creative Writing Program. With his leadership and support, the Program garnered a large endowment from Walter and Nancy Kidd and established the Kidd Tutorial Program, a competitive yearlong course of study for undergraduates, and the Kidd Memorial Writing Prizes for all undergraduate UO writers.
Brand was an early friend to the Program and remained a friend to Garrett Hongo, Professor of Creative Writing and Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, who was asked by Peggy Zeglin Brand, Brand’s widow, to compose an elegy for his memorial. Hongo read “Myles, Looking North-Northwest from the Rincons” at the service on October 28, 2009.
Read more –> In Memoriam – Myles Brand (PDF)