Squires, Radcliffe (James Radcliffe Squires)



  • Existence: 5 May 1917 - 14 February 1993


The poet James Radcliffe Squires was born on May 5, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1940 and then joined the Navy during World War II. He married Eileen Mulholland in 1946. Squires went on to earn his M.A. from the University of Chicago (1946) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1952). Squires started teaching English at the University of Michigan in 1952 and stayed there until his retirement in 1982. He helped found the Chicago Review in 1946 and served as an editor for the Michigan Quarterly Review. His poetry collections, especially Gardens of the World (1981), were highly regarded. He also published Allen Tate: A Literary Biography (1971) and edited a collection of essays about Allen Tate, entitled Allen Tate and His Work (1972).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Tate, Allen - Poem “The First Day Out from Troy” by Radcliffe Squires for Allen Tate’s 75th birthday, 1974

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of materials on the Fugitive Poets and the Nashville Agrarians. Most of the materials have to do with the years in the 1920’s when the Fugitive poet group was formed and the resulting poems, manuscripts, and correspondence. In addition there are a few items, mostly articles, that concern the Agrarian group. The Collection contains many items of unique interest including poems that were read at the Fugitive meetings and correspondence that records the...
Dates: 1974


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