Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Poetic Obituaries: An English professor at the University of Illinois

at Chicago from 1965 until 1997, Mr. [Ralph J.] Mills [Jr.] published 13 volumes of his own poetry, eight books of criticism, two volumes of essays, and edited the letters and selected prose of the poet Theodore Roethke.

Much of his poetry was in the objectivist style, "dependent on images, tersely presented," said Michael Anania, a poet and colleague of Mr. Mills' at UIC.

from Chicago Tribune: Ralph J. Mills Jr.: 1931 - 2007

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1 comment :

Miriam said...

This is a great loss. Ralph Mills was my mentor and advisor and was always willing to give his vast knowledge and guidance to young poets. He will be sorely missed.

M. Miriam Herrera