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Joseph Langland
Joseph Langland is an American poet. He was born in Spring Grove, Minnesota, on February 16, 1917, and was raised in Northeastern Iowa on the family farm. Langland received both a bachelor's degree (1940) and a master's degree (1941) from the University of Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman during World War II. His first collection of poems For Harold (1945) was written for his younger brother who was killed in action in the Philippines. After the war, Langland taught part-time at the University of Iowa and then joined the faculty of University of Wyoming, teaching there from 1948 to 1959. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he founded the MFA Program for Poets & Writers. He was a faculty member at UMass from 1959-1979 and a professor emeritus from 1979 until his death in 2007. He died April 9, 2007 at his home in New Rochelle, NY at the age of 90. Langland's published works include: The Green Town (1956), The Wheel of Summer (1963), An Interview and Fourteen Poems (1973), The Sacrifice Poems (1975), Any Body’s Song (National Poetry Series 1980), A Dream of Love (A poem with etchings) (1986), Twelve Preludes and Postludes (1988), Selected Poems (1991).

hunters in the snow: brueghel
Quail and rabbit hunters with tawny hounds,
Shadowless, out of late afternoon
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