Michael Van Walleghen
Born: 1938 in Detroit, Michigan
Died: May 20, 2022 in Champaign, Illinois Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Van Walleghen lived in Champaign. He taught at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 1970 to 2005. He lived in Champaign until his passing. Biography: After serving in the U.S. Navy, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and his MFA in 1965 from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He began his teaching career at Wichita State University and then taught at the University of Illinois from 1970 to 2005, where he helped to establish the MFA program in creative writing, serving as the first head. He was honored as emeritus professor upon retirement. He won many awards during his career, including the Borestone Mountain Poetry Award, Lamont Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; and served as Illinois poet laureate.
- More Trouble With the Obvious - Winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets
|Blue tango :
ISBN: 025206044X OCLC: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1989.
|In the black window :
ISBN: 0252071786 OCLC: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2004.
|More trouble with the obvious :
ISBN: 0252008642 OCLC:
|Tall birds stalking /
ISBN: 0822937948 OCLC: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh : ©1994.
|The last Neanderthal /
ISBN: 0822956969 OCLC: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh : ©1999.
|The Wichita poems /
ISBN: 0252004477 OCLC: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Urbana :