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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Van Walleghen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1938 in Detroit, Michigan


-- Michael Van Walleghen on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+van+walleghen


Illinois Connection

Van Walleghen lived in the Champaign area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Van Walleghen is a poet. He began his academic career at Wichita State University. He was also a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the first Creative Writing director of the MFA program created there in 2003. Now, he is a professor emeritus. His poems have appeared in ''The Gettysburg Review'', ''The Hudson Review'', ''The Kenyon Review'', ''Southern Review'', and other highly respected journals.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

THE WICHITA POEMS
ISBN: 0252004477

University of Illinois Press. 1975

Dust Jacket, in removable mylar, has faded edges and spine, with small stains to top front edge. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. NOT Ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0252004477. ISBN/EAN: 9780252004476. Inventory No: 020744.

More Trouble with the Obvious: Poems
ISBN: 0252008642

University of Illinois Press. 1981

Light spotting to boards. Contains letter from the author, signed, as well as inscription to title page. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. NOT ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry ISBN: 0252008642. ISBN/EAN: 9780252008641. Inventory No: 021318.

Blue Tango: POEMS
ISBN: 025206044X

University of Illinois Press. 1989

A selection of poems evoke ambivalence, anger, and tenderness, addressing both the poet's past and present with precise detail.

Tall Birds Stalking (Pitt Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0822937948

Univ of Pittsburgh Pr. 1994

This is the fourth collection of poems by Lamont Award-winner, Van Walleghan. The title poem refers to the death of the poet's father and sets the tone for the remainder of the book. However, there are also elements of humour and socially-conscious satire.

The Last Neanderthal (Pitt Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0822956969

Univ of Pittsburgh Pr. 1999

A collection of poems that explores memory that exists in both the personal realm and in the larger history that is shared by all

In the Black Window: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)
ISBN: 0252071786

University of Illinois Press. 2004

Free verse poems explore both the inner and outer worlds of experience.


Awards

More Trouble with the Obvious
  • Lamont Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets, 1981
  • Other Awards and Recognitions
  • Borestone Mountain Poetry Award
  • Pushcart Prize
  • 2 Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts

    Speaking Engagements

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