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Lucien Henry Stryk

Born: April 7, 1924 in Poland
Pen Name: Lucien Stryk

Connection to Illinois: Stryk moved to Chicago at four years of age and served on the Northern Illinois University faculty as a Professor of English from 1958 until his retirement in 1991. He lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Biography: Lucien Stryk is a poet, editor, and translator, who is strongly interested in Oriental philosphy. A long-time faculty member at Northern Illinois University, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1975. He also won the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award in 1979.

  • -- Illinois Governor`s Award for the Arts, 1980
  • -- Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1992

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Lucien Stryk on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

And still birds sing :
ISBN: 0804010056 OCLC: 37220977

Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens : 1998.

ISBN: 0804003335 OCLC: 858265

Swallow Press Chicago, [1973]

Bells of Lombardy /
ISBN: 0875801277 OCLC: 13560275

Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, Ill. : 1986.

  Cherries /
ISBN: 096047403X OCLC: 10022054

Ampersand Press, Creative Writing Program, Roger Williams College, Bristol, RI : ©1983.

Collected poems, 1953-1983 /
ISBN: 0804008566 OCLC: 10724417

Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio : ©1984.

  Encounter with Zen :
ISBN: 0804004056 OCLC: 7577487

Swallow Press ; Chicago : ©1981.

  Food for thought :
ISBN: 0688064779 OCLC: 15016743

Masterplots II.
ISBN: 1587650371 OCLC: 48383515

Salem Press, Pasadena, Calif. : ©2002.

Comprehensive coverage of the most commonly studied poems written in or translated into English.

Of pen and ink and paper scraps /
ISBN: 0804009198 OCLC: 19127884

Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens : ©1989.

"The first of this new collection's three parts ranges very widely, from poems of childhood--his own, his children's, and his grandchild's--to poems of keen social and political awareness, and on to pieces about his neighbors, about growing more firmly and deeply into a personal place. The collection's second part, devoted completely to the poet's favorite of all the great haiku poets of Japan, Issa, 'Issa: A Suite of Haiku,' is made up of 72 freshly translated pieces by one of haiku's 'great four' ... The collection's third part begins with some poems about painting and sculpture, then begins to 'travel' to Italy, England, and Sweden. This volume of poetry is yet another demonstration of what Library Journal declared upon publication of Stryk's Collected Poems: 1953-1983: 'This collection affirms Stryk as one of our best poets working in America today'"--Publisher

Selected poems /
ISBN: 0804007403 OCLC: 2588606

Swallow Press, Chicago : ©1976.

The awakened self :
ISBN: 1568360460 OCLC: 33148566

Kodansha International, New York : 1995.

Where we are :
ISBN: 1871438039 OCLC: 37644031

Skoob Books, London : 1997.