GLAZE, ANDREW, III, 1920-2016


Journalist; poet; playwright. Born– April 21, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn. ; moved to Birmingham at an early age. Parents– Andrew Louis, Jr., and Mildred (Ezell) Glaze. Education– Harvard College, B.A., 1942; Stanford University, 1946. U.S. Army Air Force, WWII. Married– Dorothy Elliot. Children– Two. Married– Adrianna Keathley, August 12, 1962. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WWII.  Reporter for Birmingham Post-Herald, 1949-1956; press officer for British Tourist Authority in New York, 1957-82. Free-lance writer after 1982; wrote poetry for periodicals and anthologies. Wrote plays, two of which were produced in New York.  Received the Eunice Tietjens Award from Poetry Magazine, 1951. Runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, 1966.  Best Book of the Year Award from the Southeastern Booksellers Association, 1998.  First recipient of the ABA Online Award, 1998.  Named Alabama poet laureate, 2012. An inaugural inductee into the Alabama Authors Hall of Fame, 2015. Died February 7, 2016.


Contemporary Authors Online.

Tuscaloosa News, 26 July 2012.


Andrew Glaze’s Greatest Hits, 1964-2004.  Pudding House Publications, 2005.

A City. Amherst, Mass.; Swamp Press, 1982.

Damned Ugly Children– Poems. New York; Trident Press, 1966.

I Am the Jefferson County Courthouse, and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1981.

Lines.  New York; Editions Heraclita, 1964.

A Masque of Surgery. London; Menard, 1974.

Overheard in a Drug Store.  Montgomery:  NewSouth Books, 2015.

Reality Street; Poems. Laurinburg, N.J.; St. Andrews Press, 1991.

Remembering Thunder.  New South Books, 2002.

Someone Will Go on Owing:  New and Selected Poems.  Houston, TX; Ford-Brown, 1988.

The Trash Dragon of Shensi; Poems. Kensington, Calif.; Serendipity Books, 1978.