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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Glenn W. Dresbach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1889 in Lanark, Illinois

Died: 1968 in Lanark, Illinois


-- Glenn W. Dresbach on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=glenn+w.+dresbach


Illinois Connection

Dresbach was born on a farm near Lanark in 1889.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin where he was editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Magazine, he went to the Canal Zone where he remained for four years in the employ of the Panama Railroad. From Panama he went to New Mexico as metallurgical accountant for a large copper producer. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World War, Dresbach enlisted and rose to the rank of captain before being demobilized. In 1919 he returned to New Mexico and in 1921 moved to Texas, where he married Mary Angela Boyle of Maryland. Later he returned to his old home at Lanark, Illinois, and devoted his entire time to poetry. He wrote the Foreword to the volume, ''Illinois Poets''.


Published Works

  • The Road to Everywhere, Book on Demand, 1901
  • In Colors of the West, Nabu Press (Reprint from 1922), 2011
  • Morning, Noon and Night, Nabu Press (Reprint from 1923), 2010
  • The Enchanted Mesa and other Poems, Holt, 1924
  • Cliff Dwellings and Other Poems, Harold Vinal, 1926
  • This Side of Avalon, Harold Vinal, 1928
  • Star Dust and Stone, P.L. Turner, 1928
  • The Wind in the Cedars, Holt, 1930
  • Selected Poems, Holt, 1931


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