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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Rago  

Pen Name: None

Genre: 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. Rago had, just that year, 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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Titles At Your Library

A Sky of Late Summer (Phoenix Poets, PP13)
ISBN: 0226703096

University of Chicago Press. 1970

These are rare and beautiful poems by an exceedingly rare poet -- Henry Rago.

The Summer Countries
ISBN: 0895268760

Regnery Gateway. 1981

"Poetry": The Golden Anniversary Issue (Phoenix Books)
ISBN: 0226703088

University of Chicago Press. 1968

143 pages. October - November, 1962 (Double Issue) reprinting.