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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laurence Lieberman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in Detroit, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Lieberman joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1968 as an English Professor.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurence Lieberman is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.

Published Works

  • The Unbinding, Macmillan, 1968
  • The Osprey Suicides, Macmillan, 1973
  • God's Measurements, Macmillan, 1980
  • Eros at the World Kite Pageant: Poems, 1979-82, Macmillan, 1983
  • The Mural of Wakeful Sleep, Macmillan, 1985
  • The Creole Mephistopheles, Scribner, 1989
  • New and Selected Poems, 1962-92, University of Illinois Press, 1993
  • Dark Songs: Slave House and Synagogue: Poems, University of Arkansas Press, 1996
  • Compass of the Dying: Poems, University of Arkansas Press, 1998
  • The Regatta in the Skies, University of Georgia Press, 1999
  • Flight from the Mother Stone, University of Arkansas Press, 2000
  • Hour Of The Mango Black Moon, Peepal Tree Press, 2004
  • Caribis Leap: Carib's Leap: Selected and New Poems of the Caribbean, Peepal Tree Press, 2005

Selected Titles At Your Library

The osprey suicides;
ISBN: 0020697902. OCLC Number:

Macmillan. New York,. [1973]

God's measurements /
ISBN: 0020698003. OCLC Number:

Macmillan,. New York :. ©1980.

The mural of wakeful sleep /
ISBN: 0020697805. OCLC Number:

Collier Books ;. New York :. ©1985.

The Creole Mephistopheles /
ISBN: 0020344953. OCLC Number:

Collier Books ;. New York :. 1990, ©1988.

New and selected poems, 1962-92 /
ISBN: 0252020103. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1993.

Laurence Lieberman has published six volumes of poetry with Macmillan, ranging from The Unblinding in 1968 to The Creole Mephistopheles in 1989. Selections from those volumes combine happily here with new poems.

The regatta in the skies :
ISBN: 0820320358. OCLC Number:

University of Georgia Press,. Athens :. ©1999.

Hour of the mango black moon /
ISBN: 1900715937. OCLC Number:

Peepal Tree,. Leeds :. 2004.

Carib's leap :
ISBN: 1845230221. OCLC Number:

Peepal Tree,. Leeds :. 2005.

Based on travels through the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and parts of the South American mainland, these poems acknowledge the damage wrought to Caribbean peoples, landscapes, and cultures by invaders of all kinds- from conquistadors to sex tourists. Caribbean references bring out the creativity of the region's peoples in dramatic and personable tones, making this fine poetry a valuable addition to the growing body of literary travel writing about the Caribbean.



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