Robert Siegel (author)
|Born||18 August 1939
Oak Park, Illinois, Illinois, United States
|Died||20 December 2012
South Berwick, Maine
|Genre||poetry, children's literature, YA Fiction|
|Subject||nature, mythology, spirituality|
|Notable works||The Waters Under the Earth (poems); Whalesong (children's novel)|
Robert Harold Siegel (born 18 August 1939 in Oak Park, Illinois; died 20 December 2012 in South Berwick, Maine) was an American poet and novelist. He wrote four books of poetry and five children's novels.
Life and career
Siegel graduated from Wheaton College in 1961, and received an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University. Siegel was a professor at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and directed the graduate creative writing program for 23 years at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee where he was professor emeritus of English until his death. His poetry has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Poetry, Transatlantic Review, and has been nominated twice for The Pushcart Prize for Poetry. His children's fiction includes the award-winning Whalesong trilogy, which has been translated into seven languages.
List of works
- 1973 "The Beasts & The Elders"
- 1980 "In a Pig's Eye"
- 2005 "The Waters Under the Earth"
- 2006 "A Pentecost of Finches: New and Selected Poems"
- 2013 "Within This Tree of Bones: New and Selected Poems"
- 1975 A Tale Whose Time Has Come
- 1981 Whalesong, Crossways Books
- 1982 The Kingdom of Wundle
- 1990 Alpha Centauri
- 1994 White Whale
- 1994 The Ice at the End of the World
- Robert Siegel Papers, 1945-1997, Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections
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