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Name:  Henry Rago  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1915

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Rago lived in Chicago and was a Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Rago was a poet and editor of Poetry Magazine for 14 years from 1955-1969. He was also a Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Chicago. Henry died at age 53 on May 26, 1969 in Chicago. Just that year, he had resigned his editorship at Poetry to take a year of lecturing and writing on a grant from the Ford Foundation to be followed by a full time position at the University of Chicago.


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