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Doug Flaherty founded Road Apple Review, a literary quarterly which survived from 1968-1978, in part thanks to funding from the National Endowment. He also founded Wolf Angel Press, which published a series of chapbooks by Fox Valley poets, including Karla Huston and Jim Last. Flaherty was also a twenty-year faculty advisor to the Wisconsin Review at UWO.
His own poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Harvard Review, North American Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, and scores of other journals. He has published four full-length books and half a dozen chapbooks. Work has appeared in eleven anthologies including From The Belly Of The Shark from Random House.
The poet has read at thirty universities across the country. Foreign readings include the University of Mexico and the Peacock Theatre (experimental branch of The Abbey Theatre, Dublin). Flaherty has been in residence at art colonies including Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He was selected, end of 2000, by the Governor's Poet Laureate Commission as one of two writers to carry the title Commended Wisconsin Poet for that year. Doug retired as Professor Emeritus, in 2001 from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
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