Josephine Miles

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Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
May 12, 1985 (73)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
May 12, 1985 (73)

About

American poet, professor, and literary critic known for Prefabrications and more than a dozen other poetry collections. Also a publisher, she established the Berkeley Poetry Review in the mid-1970s.

Before Fame

She began suffering in childhood from a degenerative form of arthritis; nevertheless, she was able to attend both the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of California-Berkeley.

Trivia

She was the first female professor to receive academic tenure at the University of California-Berkeley's English Department.

Family Life

She moved with her family from Chicago to Los Angeles when she was a young girl.

Associated With

She helped Allen Ginsberg find a publisher for Howl, his Beat generation masterpiece.

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