- Lecturer Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1946-1969. From lecturer to professor Cleveland State University, 1964-1990, professor emerita, from 1990. Associate editor Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, since 1970.
- Tomorrow Is a Tight Fist
- This volume of poetry uses simple language and familiar images - the laundry, the weather, the neighbour's dog - to turn an unflinching eye on death and the debilitations of age.
- To Make a Poem
- A poem comes from the same human need as a prayer, a curse, a lullaby, and a keen.
- Beginning with And: New and Selected Poems (Midwest Writers Series)
- This is a fine collection from an important and vital American poet.
- 45 Contemporary Poems: The Creative Process (Longman English and Humanities Series)
- Book by Turner, Alberta
Born October 22, 1919