Featured Poet - Linda Gregerson
A 2007 National Book Award finalist and a recent Guggenheim Fellow, Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature. Her volumes of poetry in include Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin, 2007); Waterborne (Houghton Mifflin, 2002); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996) a finalist for both The Poet's Prize and the Lenore Marshall Award; and Fire in the Conservatory (1982).
She is also the author of literary criticism, including Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (2001) and The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (1995).
Her poems are precise and powerful; they speak to a wide variety of readers. Of them, Thomas Lynch has written, "She has achieved, by technical prowess, a line that sounds like personal prayer."
Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry as well as in the Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, TriQuarterly, and other publications. Among her many awards and honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Kingsley Tufts Award.
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