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"Critic Carole Kiler has noted that 'despite Glaze's standing as a "Southern" writer, he defers to no single region. He transcends his heritage and becomes the quintessentially modern poet, -- vaguely if at all confined by geography.' Born in Nashville, Tn., he was raised in Birmingham, Al., educated at Webb School, Harvard College, The University of Grenoble (France), and Stanford. He worked for ten years as a news reporter in Birmingham, then in 1957 moved to New York City, where he wrote 11 plays and 2 novels in addition to his poetic work. He earned his living as Press Officer for the British Tourist Authority, writing stories about traveling to the British Isles.
He lived in Miami, Fl., 14 years and has only recently moved to Birmingham, where he continues to do new work. He has translated from French, Spanish, and Russian poetry, and considers his roots to be in Dickinson, Whitman, Hopkins, Yeats, Vallejo, Lorca and traditional Chinese and Japanese poets. In addition to his serious work, he writes comic verse for the rapidly growing magazine Light.
Glaze has published three books since moving to Miami, Someone Will Go On Owing, (1998) winner of the SEBA ward for poetry in the year of publication, Reality Street (1992), and Remembering Thunder, published in November 2002. Critic Robert Ely wrote in the winter edition of First Draft 'Andrew Glaze is one of the most important and widely acclaimed poets writing in America today. ... he stands in the forefront of contemporary American poets'". (The Author)
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