A longtime resident of Ohio, poet Elton Glaser was born and raised in Louisiana and earned an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Glaser’s collections of poetry include Relics
(1984); Tropical Depressions
(1988), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize; Color Photographs of the Ruins
(1992); Winter Amnesties
(2000); and Pelican Tracks
(2003). His sixth collection, Here and Hereafter
(2005), received the Arkansas Poetry Award.
Glaser’s awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Ohio Arts Council. In 1996 he received the Ohioana Poetry Award. He has taught at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and served as editor of the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press.