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Teaching and Professional Experience
Publications
Readings and Presentations

  Education and Awards

EDUCATION: 

Ph.D.        Stanford University, Department of English, January 1987

M.F.A.      University of Iowa Writers Workshop, June 1977

M.A.         Northwestern University, Department of English, June 1972

B.A.          Oberlin College, June 1971

 

HONORS AND AWARDS (SELECTED):  

2008-present      Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English, University of Michigan

2011                       Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Degree, Illinois Wesleyan University

2011                       Michigan Humanities Award

2010                       Pushcart Prize (Poetry)

2010                       Visiting Mackey Chair, Beloit College

2009                       Bogliasco Fellowship, Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco, Italy

2008-10                 Mellon Foundation Grant, Summer Dissertation Seminars in the Humanities

2008                      Creative Arts Residency, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bellagio, Italy

2003-08                Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professorship, College of Literature, Science and the Arts,

University of Michigan

2008                      Pushcart Prize (Poetry)

2007                      Finalist, National Book Award in Poetry

2006                      Visiting Hurst Professor, Washington University

2004-05                John Rich Professor, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

2003                     Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

2003                     University Press Book Award (University of Michigan Press)

2003                       Pushcart Prize (Poetry)

2003                      Elliston Poet-in-Residence, University of Cincinnati

2002-06               Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows

2002                     Academy Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters

2001-02                Guggenheim Fellowship (awarded 2000)

2000                     Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan

2000                     Michigan Humanities Award

2000                     Irene Samuel Memorial Prize: Contributor to the winning volume Milton and the

                                    Imperial Vision (Duquesne 1999)

1998                      Special Mention, Pushcart Prize (Poetry)

1997                      Finalist, Lenore Marshall Prize (for the best book of poetry published in the  United States

during the previous calendar year), Academy of American Poets

1997                      Finalist, The Poets Prize (for the best book of poetry published in the United States

during the previous calendar year)

1996-97                A. Bartlett Giamatti Faculty Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

1996                     Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan

1994                      Creative Artist Grant, Arts Foundation of Michigan

1994                      Pushcart Prize (poetry)

1993-94                 Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, New Jersey

1993                      Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan

1992                      National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

1992                      Isabel MacCaffrey Award, Spenser Society of America

1992                      Consuelo Ford Award, Poetry Society of America

1992                      Research Grant, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Michigan

1992                      Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan

1991-94                 William Wilhartz Endowed Professorship for Junior Faculty, University of Michigan

1991-92                 Mellon Fellowship, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

1991                      Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan

1991                      Levinson Prize, Poetry magazine

1991                      Faculty Summer Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies,

University of Michigan

1987                      Alden Dissertation Prize, Stanford University

1985                     National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

1982-84                Ingram Merrill Grant (Poetry)

1982-83                Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fellowship (Dissertation)

1981-82                Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities (Dissertation)

1980-81                Gilchrist Potter Graduate Fellowship (Oberlin College Alumni Dissertation Grant)

1980                     Clarence Urmy Award for Poetry, Stanford University