William Richey: 1956-2003

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I'm sorry to report that William Richey passed away on September 7 at age 47 from cancer. He taught in the English Department of University of South Carolina, where he served as Graduate Chair, 1997-2002 and won awards for his teaching. Bill received his BA from UC Berkeley, and his PhD from UCLA. He is the author of Blake's Altering Aesthetic and numerous articles. He also co-edited Lyrical Ballads and Related Writings with Dan Robinson and Reading Rock and Roll with Kevin Dettmar. He is survived by his wife Esther (also teaching at University of South Carolina) and his six-year old daughter Cynthia.

Atara Stein
EDITORS’ NOTE: We also learned from Paula Feldman that a live tree is being sponsored in Bill’s honor in the Children's Room of the Richland County Public Library, in Columbia, South Carolina, a tribute especially meaningful to his daughter Cynthia.

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