Tagliabue, John (1923 - 2006)

Genre: Poetry

Born in Cantu, Italy, on July 1, 1923, poet John Tagliabue moved to New Jersey when he was a child. He earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. After graduation he was the recipient of seven Fulbright Grants, which enabled him to travel, study and teach in Italy, Japan, China, and Indonesia. He has also taught in Spain and Brazil. In 1953 he and his family returned to the United States when he accepted a teaching position at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He taught there until his retirement in 1989. Tagliabue died on May 31, 2006 in Providence, Rhode Island where he had lived since 1998. Tagliabue's poetry can also be found in anthologies such as Hierbas, Purpura y Magnolias (1973); For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975); and Poetspeak: In Their Work, About Their Work: A Selection (1983). In addition they appear in a Boston University art exhibit catalog, Marianna Pineda, Sculpture, 1949 to 1996. Tagliabue apparently also wrote (unpublished) plays in the 1950s while living in Florence, Italy.

Selected Bibliography

  • Poems (1959)
  • A Japanese Journal: Poems (1966, 1969)
  • The Buddha Uproar: Poems (1967, 1970)
  • The Doorless Door (Japan Poems) (1970)
  • The Great Day: Poems, 1962-1983 (1984)
  • New and Selected Poems: 1942-1997 (1997).

Selected Resources