Quiet Attention: Some Reflections on the Poetry and Prose of Ralph J. Mills, Jr., with an Interview
Johnston, Devin, Chicago Review
Though few people are aware of the fact, Ralph J. Mills, Jr., is one of the most acute literary critics and meticulous poets that Chicago has produced. Two recent publications offer an occasion to return to his work in both fields: Dalkey Archive has just published a retrospective Essays on Poetry, and in 2000 Asphodel Press issued his Grasses Standing: Selected Poems.
Born in Chicago in 1931, Mills has lived nearly his entire life in the city. His father's family were industrialists and inventors, with a factory on the far west side that manufactured vending machines, bottling machines, cup dispensers, and refrigeration equipment. Mills worked there in the summers during the …
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Publication information: Article title: Quiet Attention: Some Reflections on the Poetry and Prose of Ralph J. Mills, Jr., with an Interview. Contributors: Johnston, Devin - Author. Journal title: Chicago Review. Volume: 50. Issue: 2-4 Publication date: Winter 2005. Page number: 157+. © 1999 University of Chicago. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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