|Robert Rehder was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1935. He graduated in 1957 with a BA in Near Eastern Studies. Afterwards he studied at the
École des langues orientales in Paris and then at the University of Tehran. He returned to Princeton, completing his doctorate in Oriental
languages and literature in 1970. His early scholarly and literary work in-cluded free verse translations of the 14th-century Persian poet Hafiz.
This work was published in 1974 as The Unity of the Ghazals of Hafiz. He published books on Wordsworth, Wallace Stevens, W. C. Williams, and
Stephen Crane. From 1985 until 2005 he was professor of English and American literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Carcanet Press published two collections of his poetry: The Compromises Will Be Different (1995) and First Things When (2009). The Poet’s Voice 5.1 (1998/1999)
contains a sub-stantial Robert Rehder section. He died of a heart attack on 6 April 2009, in Oxford, England, where he had been teaching American literature
at Oxford University since his retirement.|
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