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Josephine Miles


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Josephine Miles (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an American poet and literary critic; the first woman to be tenured in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote over a dozen books of poetry and several works of criticism.

Born in Chicago in 1911, her family moved when she was young to Southern California. Due to a disabling arthritis, she was ... more »

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  • Therefore it was surprising that, as we kept the newspapers from
    Mother,
    She died feeling responsible for a disaster unverified,
    Murmuring, in her sleep as it seemed, the ancient ...
    Josephine Miles (1911-1985), U.S. poet. Belief (l. 13-16). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2...
  • ''Said, All you needed to do was just explain;
    Reason Reason is my middle name.''
    Josephine Miles (1911-1985), U.S. poet. Reason (l. 14-15). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2...
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