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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Wrigley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: February 27, 1951 in East St. Louis, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Robert Wrigley was orn in East St. Louis, IL. , and grew up in Collinsville, a coal mining town. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wrigley taught first at Lewis-Clark Tate College in Lewiston, Idaho and has been a Professor at the University of Idaho since 1999. He has published seven books of poetry, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Kingsley Tufts Award'' in 2000 ''Poets' Prize'' in 2006 ''San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award''