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freelance/self-employed poet

Eleanora Genevieve Miller, American freelance/self-employed poet.


Miller, Eleanora Genevieve was born on November 17, 1916 in Gowrie, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Alfred Theodore and Jennie Wilhelmina (Carlon) Liljegren.


Bachelor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1938. Master of Arts, Drake University, 1983.


Teacher English and speech, Keota (Iowa) High School, 1938-1939;teacher English and speech, Moulton (Iowa) High School, 1940-1941;reporter, Des Moines Register, since 1956;bookkeeper, Miller Insurance Ltd., Leon, Iowa., since 1980;writer, private practice, Leon, since 1938.


  • Other Work

    • Author: ( books of poetry) Poems in Iowa Annual of Lyrical Poetry, 1955, Interviewing the Ghosts, 2001, numerous poems published. Winner of over 18 awards for poetry, (book) Interviewing the Ghosts, 2001. Editor (newsletter) For Front, 1971-1975.


Volunteer American Red Cross, 1962-1973. Secretary South Central Iowa Theatre, Leon, since 1978. Member Iowa Governor's Civil Rights Commission, 1961-1965.

State chairman Iowa Citizens for Human Rights, 1965. Member board church and society Iowa Conference, United Methodist Church, 1985-1990. Lay speaker United Methodist Church, Creston District, since 1980.

Member Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (Iowa state pres 1955-1956), National, League of America Penwomen (branch president 1964-1966, state president 1966-1968, 1st place lyric poetry 1972), Iowa Poetry Association (state president 1972-1974).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: vocal music, book collecting.


Married Chester Forest Miller, June 1, 1941. Children: Carolin Miller Gibson, Loring.

Alfred Theodore Liljegren

Jennie Wilhelmina (Carlon) Liljegren

Chester Forest Miller

Carolin Miller Gibson Miller

Loring Miller