Journalist; poet; playwright. Born– April 21, 1920, in Nashville, Tenn. Parents– Andrew Louis, Jr., and Mildred (Ezell) Glaze. Education– Harvard College, B.A., 1942; Stanford University, 1946. Married– Dorothy Elliot. Children– Two. Married– Adrianna Keathley, August 12, 1962. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WWII. Started career as reporter for Birmingham Post-Herald, 1949-1956; wrote for British Tourist Authority. 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.
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Tuscaloosa News, 26 July 2012.
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.
Reality Street; Poems. Laurinburg, N.J.; St. Andrews Press, 1991.
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.