Poetry. "Tillinghast keeps re-blooming, reinventing, re-imagining, born and born again. At the heart of THE NEW LIFE is a fire that warms and brightens and burns beyond 'the cold miles of the galaxies.' It is a gift that will not go out. And we are grateful for it"-Thomas Lynch. Richard Tillinghast has published seven other collections of poetry, a critical memoir of Robert Lowell, and two books of essays. A former professor of English at the University of Michigan, Tillinghast has been a Fellow of the American Research Institute in Turkey and currently lives in rural Ireland.