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professor , poet

Laurence Lieberman, American poet, educator. Recipient award for Best Poems of 1968, National Endowment for Arts, 1969, Jerome P. Shestack award American Poetry Review, 1986; creative writing fellow University Illinois Center for Advanced Study, since 2000, National Endowment Arts, 1986-1987.

Background

Lieberman, Laurence was born on February 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Nathan and Anita (Cohen) Lieberman.

Education

Born February 16, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, he studied at the University of Michigan, (BA 1956, MA 1958) and did graduate study (1958–60) at the University of California, Berkeley. Lieberman attended medical school before leaving to pursue his passion for poetry.

Career

Professor English College Virgin Islands, 1964-1968. Professor English and creative writing University Illinois, Urbana, 1968—2007, professor emeritus English, since 2008. University Illinois Center for Advanced Study Creative Writing fellow, Japan, 1971-1972.

Works

Connections

Married Bernice Clair Braun, June 17, 1956. Children– Carla, Deborah, Isaac.

father:
Nathan Lieberman

mother:
Anita (Cohen) Lieberman

spouse:
Bernice Clair Braun

children:
Carla Lieberman

Deborah Lieberman

Isaac Lieberman