Michael Van Walleghen

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General Information

Name: Michael Van Walleghen

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1938 in Detroit, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Van Walleghen lived in the Champaign area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Van Walleghen is a poet. He began his academic career at Wichita State University. He was also a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was the first director of the MFA in Creative Writing program created in 2003.

His poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Southern Review, and other highly respected journals.

Published Works

  • The Wichita Poems, University of Illinois Press, 1975
  • More Trouble with the Obvious, University of Illinois Press, 1981
  • Blue Tango: Poems, University of Illinois Press, 1989
  • Tall Birds Stalking, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994
  • The Last Neanderthal, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999
  • In the Black Window, Poems, New and Selected, University of Illinois Press, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0252004477
Release Date: 1975-10-01

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More Trouble with the Obvious: Poems

ISBN: 0252008642
Release Date: 1981-04-01

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Tall Birds Stalking (Pitt Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0822937948
Release Date: 1994-06

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The Last Neanderthal (Pitt Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0822956969
Release Date: 1999-03

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In the Black Window: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0252071786
Release Date: 2004-05-12

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Literary Awards

Lamont Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets for More Trouble with the Obvious, 1981

Borestone Mountain Poetry Award

Pushcart Prize

Received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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