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Josephine Miles (June 11, 1911 — May 12, 1985) poet and literary critic, was 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, she moved around a lot with her family, eventually relocating to Southern California. Due to a disabling arthritis, she was educated at home by tutors, but was able to graduate from Los Angeles High School in a class which included the composer John Cage.

Miles attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature before moving to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue her doctorate. She remained in Berkeley for the rest of her life, receiving many highly-coveted fellowships and awards until her death in May 1985. She was the first woman to receive tenure in the English Department at Berkeley and, at the time of her death, held the position of University Professor, one of the rarest and most prestigious honors in academic life.

She was fascinated with Beat poetry and was both a host and critic to many Beat poets from her chair at Berkeley. Most notably, she helped Allen Ginsberg publish Howl by recommending it to Richard Eberhart, who would publish an article in the New York Times praising the poem. She was also the founder of the internationally distributed Berkeley Poetry Review in 1974 on the U.C. Berkeley campus.

The PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award was established in her honor to recognize achievement in multicultural literature.

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Total Books: 22
Poetry Teaching and Scholarship
2010 - Poetry Teaching and Scholarship (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151791542
ISBN-10: 1151791547

Collected Poems 1930-83
1998 - Collected Poems 1930-83 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252067679
ISBN-10: 0252067673
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Coming to Terms Poems
1979 - Coming to Terms Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252007675
ISBN-10: 0252007670

The Primary Language of Poetry in the 1940's
1979 - The Primary Language of Poetry in the 1940's (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780313206610
ISBN-10: 0313206619

Kinds of Affection
1967 - Kinds of Affection [Wesleyan Poetry Program] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780819520364
ISBN-10: 0819520365

The Continuity of Poetic Language
1966 - The Continuity of Poetic Language (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714620725
ISBN-10: 0714620726
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Writers 41 University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers
Continuity of Poetic Language
Continuity of Poetic Language (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780374956448
ISBN-10: 0374956448

Pathetic Fallacy in the Nineteenth Century
Pathetic Fallacy in the Nineteenth Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374956622
ISBN-10: 0374956626

Wordsworth and the Vocabulary of Emotion
Wordsworth and the Vocabulary of Emotion (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374956813
ISBN-10: 0374956812

Civil Poems
Civil Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780685298756
ISBN-10: 0685298752

Prefabrications (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780837178417
ISBN-10: 083717841X

Eras  modes in English poetry
Eras Modes in English Poetry (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780837187488
ISBN-10: 0837187486
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Major adjectives in English poetry from Wyatt to Auden
Major Adjectives in English Poetry From Wyatt to Auden [University of California publications in English] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780841459342
ISBN-10: 0841459347