John Van Doren

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John Van Doren, now 81 and still more or less upright, has been writing poems since he was 50, which means for 30 years, about.  Before that, and in fact over some of the same interval, he was a university teacher of English and a fellow of the Institute for Philosophical Research in Chicago.  He has not often tried for publication, but some things he has sent out have been kindly accepted, as by Prophetic Voices, Tapestries, Jewish Currents, The Lyric, The Kentucky Poetry Review, The Willow Review, The Cumberland Poetry Review, Gryphon, and Iambs and Trochees.   Poems will show up shortly, it appears, in Lucid Rhythms, Chaemera, and The Journal of Formal Poetry.