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Individual Author Record

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 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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The Wichita poems /
ISBN: 0252004477. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. [1975]

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

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Blue tango :
ISBN: 025206044X. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1989.

Tall birds stalking /
ISBN: 0822937948. OCLC Number:

University of Pittsburgh Press,. Pittsburgh :. ©1994.

The last Neanderthal /
ISBN: 0822956969. OCLC Number:

University of Pittsburgh Press,. Pittsburgh :. ©1999.

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

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©2004.


Awards

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

    Speaking Engagements

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