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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Van Walleghen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Detroit, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Van Walleghen lived in the Champaign area. He is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

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 the first Creative Writing director of the MFA program created there in 2003. Now, he is a professor emeritus. His poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Southern Review, and other highly respected journals.


More Trouble with the Obvious

Lamont Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets, 1981

Other Awards and Recognitions

Borestone Mountain Poetry Award

Pushcart Prize

2 Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Blue tango :
ISBN: 025206044X. OCLC Number: 18106261

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In the black window :
ISBN: 0252071786. OCLC Number: 815477959

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More trouble with the obvious :
ISBN: 0252008642. OCLC Number: 6816058

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Tall birds stalking /
ISBN: 0822937948. OCLC Number: 30075099

University of Pittsburgh Press,. .

The last Neanderthal /
ISBN: 0822956969. OCLC Number: 39856035

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The Wichita poems /
ISBN: 0252004477. OCLC Number: 1909051

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