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Raymond Roseliep

Raymond Roseliep, American clergyman, author. Ordained secular priest Roman Catholic Church, 1943. Recipient Montgomery Poetry award Society Midland Authors, 1968, Henderson award Haiku Society of America, 1977, Biennial Merit Book award Haiku Society of America, 1981, Shugyo Takaha award Yuki Teikei Haiku Society of the United States and Canada, 1980, Poetry award Yankee Magazine, 1970, 81, 82.


  • Roseliep, Raymond was born on August 11, 1917 in Farley, Iowa, United States. Son of John Albert and Anna Elizabeth (Andeson) Roseliep.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lora College, 1939. Postgraduate, Catholic University America, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1954.


    • Assistant pastor Immaculate Conception Church, Gilbertville, Iowa, 1943-1945. Managing editor Witness, 1945-1946. Member faculty department English Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1946-1966, professor emeritus, 1982-1983.

      Resident chaplain Holy Family Hall Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, 1966-1983. Poet-in-residence Georgetown University, summer 1964.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained secular priest Roman Catholic Church, 1943.


    • Love Makes the Air Light
    • Raymond Roseliep, who is both poet and Catholic priest, has that exquisite care for language that marks the true poetic gift.
    • Rabbit in the Moon
    • Rabbit in the Moon is priest-poet, Raymond Roseliep's eleventh haiku collection.


    Member Academy American Poets, History Society Iowa, Delta Epsilon.
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    Born August 11, 1917
    Died December 6, 1983
    (aged 66)
    • 1939
      Lora College
    • 1943
      Catholic University America
    • 1954
      University Notre Dame
    • 1943 - 1945
      Assistant, pastor Immaculate Conception Church
      Gilbertville, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1945 - 1946
      managing editor Witness
    • 1946 - 1966
      member, faculty department English Loras College
      Dubuque, Iowa, United States
    • 1966 - 1983
      resident, chaplain Holy Family Hall Mount St. Francis
      Dubuque, Iowa, United States