Richard Cecil (poet)

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Richard Cecil is an American poet born on March 14, 1944 in Baltimore and lived in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Indiana University, later marrying Maura Stanton in 1971. Previously teaching at Rhodes College, currently teaching at Indiana University as a lecturer on the subject of creative writing as well as teaching in the Hutton Honors College on the same subject. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review, River Styx, Virginia Quarterly Review.

Life[edit]

Born on March 14, 1944 in Baltimore, Cecil married Maura Stanton in 1971,[1] and lived in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Indiana University.

He taught at Rhodes College. He currently works at Indiana University as a teacher of creative writing and also teaches in the Hutton Honors College.[2][3] He briefly taught at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, teaching American Poetry courses and running Poetry workshops, in 1987 and 1988.

His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry,[4] Ploughshares, New England Review, The Georgia Review, Missouri Review,[5] Southern Review,[6] River Styx, Virginia Quarterly Review.

Quotations[edit]

"Everything turns into gin in the end." - Richard Cecil, Hutton Honors College, Indiana University, Bloomington IN (3/18/2019).

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

  • "Caliban and Ariel". American Poetry Review. November 1995.
  • Einstein's Brain. University of Utah Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-87480-255-9.
  • Alcatraz. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. 1992. ISBN 978-1-55753-015-8.
  • In Search of the Great Dead. Crab Orchard Review. 1999. ISBN 978-0-8093-2260-2.
  • Twenty first century blues. SIU Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-8093-2597-9.

Ploughshares[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Who's Who in Poetry 2005. Europa Publications, London & New York. p.278 books.google
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090610051657/http://www.iub.edu/~engweb/faculty/Richard-Cecil.html. Archived from the original on June 10, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/toc.html?issue=1024
  5. ^ [2] Archived August 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090509083626/http://www.spr.armstrong.edu/previous.html. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)