Paul Engle

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Birthday
12, 1908
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 22, 1991 (82)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1908
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 22, 1991 (82)

About

Poet, author, editor, and teacher who helped to establish the superb reputation of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His best-known poetic works include Break the Heart's Anger, Corn, and The Word of Love.

Before Fame

He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and received a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University. Worn Earth, his debut poetry collection, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition.

Trivia

He founded the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Family Life

He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the son of Evelyn Reinheiner and Thomas Allen Engle.

Associated With

He taught Philip Levine at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.