Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Harry Norman Dean (1942-2008)

Harry Norman Dean, formerly of Cartersville, was a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee from 1971 until his death in 2008. Mr. Dean received his B.A. from Carson Newman College and M.A. and ED.S. degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

He served in the field of education for more than thirty-five years. He was employed with Cleveland State Community College as an associate professor of English. He served as a member of the Faculty Senate and was selected as an Outstanding Faculty Member. He was a noted author and published several books of poems.

Mr. Dean was passionate about many varied styles of music, wrote songs, played several musical instruments, participated in traditional folk and bluegrass music sessions, and was a former member of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Chorus.

Selected Bibliography

A Sheltered Life (poetry), 1991
Local: Poems and Songs (poetry), 2004

Selected Links

Dean’s page at Poets & Writers: