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'Roseliep, Raymond, Fr., 1917-1983'

Raymond Francis Roseliep; Raymond Roseliep; Roseliep, Raymond Francis; Sobi-shi

Fr. Raymond Roseliep was a Catholic priest and poet. He was born in Iowa and spent almost all of his life in Dubuque with the exception of his seminary studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. When he first wrote to Merton, he was an English professor at Loras College in Dubuque. After suffering some health problems, he became a chaplain from 1966 through the rest of his career at Mount Saint Francis in Dubuque. In the 1960's, he began to experiment with concrete poetry and Merton publishes Roseliep in Monks Pond, volumes 2 and 4. In the 1970's, he became best known for his use of the haiku, sometimes taking the pseudonym Sobi-shi. (Source: "Roseliep, Raymond." Biography from American National Biography. 2004. Wilson Biographies Plus. Online. H.W. Wilson. Bellarmine University Library, Louisville, KY. 27 Feb. 2006. ‹›.)

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