Andrew Glaze, American poet, Died at 95


Andrew Glaze was born on April 21, 1920, and died on February 7, 2016, in Birmingham, Alabama.

He was an American poet, playwright and novelist.

The majority of Glaze’s poetry reflects his coming of age in the South, and his eventual return there.

Andrew Glaze also lived and wrote in New York City for 31 years.

In New York. he matured into a part of a circle of poets that included Oscar Williams, Norman Rosten, John Ciardi, and William Packard.

Andrew Glaze graduated from Ramsay High School.

Andrew has been called both Andrew L. Glaze III, and Junior.

His grandfather, Andrew L. Glaze, was a Confederate doctor during the Civil War.

Following his graduating from the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, Glaze went on to major in English at Harvard College.

Mr. Glaze sailed to Europe on the RMS Queen Mary, which had been converted into a troop transport ship that could carry 15,000 men.

However, “The American poet Andrew Glaze, then an Air Force lieutenant, stood on the foredeck and looked down on ‘a quarter of a mile of human circles shooting craps’.”

As he completed his time in the army, while waiting his turn to be shipped back home, he attended the University of Grenoble.

Glaze began to have success with his writing and between May 1950, and February 1956, Poetry magazine published seven of his poems.

Karl Shapiro, the editor of Poetry at the time, awarded him the magazine’s Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize, in 1951.

During that time, The New Yorker accepted one poem in 1950, and a second in 1955.

Andrew Glaze passed away at 95 yrs old.