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Michael Anania

Born: 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Anania lived in Chicago. He taught for three years at Northwestern University before taking a position at the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

Biography: Michael Anania is an editor, an award winning novelist and poet and lecturer and essayist on Illinois' literary traditions, including 'The Chicago Novel.' He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and later graduated from the Municipal University of Omaha (now the Omaha campus of the University of Nebraska).A retired Professor of English at the University of Illinois Chicago and a former poetry editor of ''Swallow Press,'' he is director of Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and a member of the NEA literature panel. He is a contributing editor for ''Tri-Quarterly'' and his work has been included in the ''Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry''. Anania was Chair of the Read Illinois Advisory Committee and was later, President of the Illinois Center for the Book. He now resides in Austin, Texas.

  • '''''The Red Menace'''''
  • -- Best Paperback Award, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, 1994 '''Other Awards

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry Short Stories; Novels

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: Foundation
Michael Anania on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Color of Dust
ISBN: 0804000492 OCLC: 234271750

Swallow Press 1970

Heat lines /
ISBN: 1559213841 OCLC: 61131752

Asphodel Press : Kingston, R.I. : ©2004

In natural light /
ISBN: 1559212705 OCLC: 39398673

Asphodel Press, Wakefield, R.I. : ©1999.

"In Natural Light is a new collection of the poetry of Michael Anania. As in his earlier work, Anania's lyrical meditations reveal vivid imagery and compelling use of language. His depth of perception and remarkable ear create a timeless collage of people and place."--Jacket.

In plain sight :
ISBN: 155921046X OCLC: 23649854

Asphodel Press ; Mount Kisco, N.Y. : ©1991.

Essays cover the panoply of human nature and the nature of the literary life.

Riversongs /
ISBN: 0252007174 OCLC: 4194572

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1978.

Selected poems /
ISBN: 155921113X OCLC: 29521783

Asphodel Press ; Wakefield, R.I. : ©1994.

  The red menace
ISBN: 1559210885 OCLC: 29215579

Moyer Bell, Wakefield, R.I. : 1993, ©1984.

  The sky at Ashland /
ISBN: 0918825326 OCLC: 12807047

Moyer Bell Ltd., Mt. Kisco, NY : 1986.