Birth date: 
1945
Death date: 
Birth town: 
New Orleans
Country: 
Louisiana

A longtime resident of Ohio, poet Elton Glaser was born and raised in Louisiana and earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Glaser’s collections of poetry include Relics (1984); Tropical Depressions (1988), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize; Color Photographs of the Ruins (1992); Winter Amnesties (2000); and Pelican Tracks (2003). His sixth collection, Here and Hereafter (2005), received the Arkansas Poetry Award.

Glaser’s awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Ohio Arts Council. In 1996 he received the Ohioana Poetry Award. He has taught at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and served as editor of the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press.

Elton Glaser's Works:

"The Coefficient of Drag"; "Exhaustion"; "Least Resistance"; "Regression Analysis", Poetry Magazine, Spring 2006
"Meditation in Blue and White", Marlboro Review, 2002
Pelican Tracks. Southern Illinois University Press. 2003
Here and Hereafter. University of Arkansas Press. 2005
Winter amnesties. Crab Orchard Review & Southern Illinois University Press. 2000
Color photographs of the ruins. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1992
Tropical depressions: poems. University of Iowa Press. 1988
Relics: Poems. Harper & Row. 1984.

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