Writer, professor of English. Born 1946. Professor of English and Creative Writing (fiction and poetry) at Ohio Northern University. Two hundred and fifty of his poems have appeared in more than one hundred journals in the U.S. and Canada, including Agni Review, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Northern American Review, The Ontario Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and others. Seven collections of poems have been published, including Running in Place (1979, L'Epervier Press), At Park and East Division (1981, L'Epervier Press), The Lindbergh Half-century (1987, L'Epervier Press), The Inheritance (1988, Sandhills Press), and Storm Service (1994, Basfal Books). Basfal also published After Business in the West: New and Selected Poems in August, 1996.
Character in the Works: Twentieth-Century Lives is a large, 250-page manuscript in which Lietz created lives for individuals whose names are inscribed on old fountain pens.
West of Luna Pier features poems dealing with, for instance, International or otherwise political issues, Rwanda, The Gulf War, or child prostitution in Thailand.
Spooking in the Ruins imagines a mid-third-millennium "cyberhound," a future anthropologist probing late-century hard-drives, searching stored materials to "resurrect" people like ourselves. The collection is set as standard text as well as in a hypertext version.
Other locations where the work of Robert Lietz appears on the Web: Dominion Review, Eclectica, Gravity, The Alsop Review, Gruene Street.
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