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Robert Klein Engler

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Engler was born in and still resides in Chicago.

Biography: Engler was born into a poor, Southside Chicago family. His father died when he was a boy, leaving his mother alone to raise 4 children. Robert worked his way through college, ending up with degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Chicago Divinity School. He then became a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, advancing there to become a department chairman and a labor union leader. Engler's poems and stories have appeared in ''Borderlands Evergreen Chronicles'', ''Hyphen'', ''Christopher Street'', ''The James White Review'', ''American Letters and Commentary'', ''Literal Latte'' and many other magazines, journals and online e-zines. His drawings appear online in ''Black Elvis'', ''Rio'' and other e-zines. He continues to teach and live in Chicago and New Orleans.

  • Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for his poem ''Flower Festival at Genzano'' which appeared in ''Whetstone''.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Robert Klein Engler on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A winter of words :
ISBN: 0738818992 OCLC: 44770018

Xlibris Corp., [Place of publication not identified] : ©2000.

Child's play :
ISBN: 0595320988 OCLC: 58838891

iUniverse, Inc., Lincoln, NE : ©2004.

  Departures :
ISBN: 0944300219 OCLC: 51073494

Alphabeta Press, Chicago : ©1998.

  Empty chair by moonlight /
ISBN: 0944300154 OCLC: 36687103

Alphabeta Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©1996.

  Medicine signs :
ISBN: 0944300189 OCLC: 38283424

Alphabeta Press, Chicago : ©1997.

  One hundred poems /
ISBN: 0944300111 OCLC: 38283381

Alphabeta Press, Chicago : ©1997.

Paper rings /
ISBN: 0738839078 OCLC: 51766500

Xlibris Corporation, : 1996.

Return to Alexandria :
ISBN: 1583486054 OCLC: 58838890

Writers Club Press ; New York : ©2000.

  Shoreline /
ISBN: 0944300138 OCLC: 33958111

Alphabeta Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©1995.

Stings of the flesh :
ISBN: 1401025358 OCLC: 63211890

R.K. Engler, [Place of publication not identified] : 2001.

  Stings of the flesh :
ISBN: 1571382194 OCLC: 53026289

Spectrum Press, Chicago, IL : ©1993.

The post-Gloria essays /
ISBN: 059532374X OCLC: 59240254

iUniverse, Inc., Lincoln, NE : ©2004.

The slow pull of days :
ISBN: 0738817562 OCLC: 46789799

Xlibris Corp., [Place of publication not identified] : ©2000.

"This collection of short stories with gay themes is written by one of America's best poets. Many of the stories have been published earlier in magazines and have been available online for years, but are now gathered together in a single volume for the first time"--Cover page 4.