Discipline: Literature

Charles Wharton Stork

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1918
Charles Wharton Stork (1881–1971) was an American literary author, poet, and translator. He wrote poems such as “Beauty's Burden,” “Death – Divination,” and “The Silent Folk.” He translated the hymn "We Worship Thee, Almighty Lord" by Johan Olof Wallin, and some of the songs of Carl Michael Bellman. He is known to have disliked modernist literature. His translations of the Swedish poet Gustaf Fröding were harshly criticized in reviews by Svea Bernhard and Ernst W. Olson but generally praised in an article by Axel J. Uppvall, who along with Olson had also rendered Fröding's poems into English. Stork and his British contemporary, C. D. Locock, published several volumes of Swedish poetry in translation. Among the authors they covered were Gustaf Fröding, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Birger Sjöberg, and August Strindberg.



Charles Wharton Stork worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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