Robert Klein Engler
Robert Klein Engler was born into a poor, southside Chicago family. He worked his way through college, ending up with degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Chicago Divinity School. He then became a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, advancing there to become a department chairman and a labor union leader. In 1997 he was ethnically cleansed and banned from the college by the chancellor. He wrote about this experience in his book A Winter of Words. Robert continues to teach and live in Chicago and New Orleans. His books, including American Shadow and Child's Play are available from amazon.com. Headwaters/Hudson Press released his multipart poem, "The Accomplishment of Metaphor and the Necessity of Suffering (In the Modernist Style)," in chapbook form during the summer of 2004. Just google his name to find his work online.
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