Andrew Hudgins, GPC 2013-2014
Andrew Hudgins, a professor at Ohio State University, has published eight books of poetry: American Rendering: New and Selected Poems(2010), Shut Up, You're Fine! (2009),Ecstatic in the Poison (2003), Babylon in a Jar (1998), The Glass Hammer (1995), The Never-Ending (1991), After the Lost War (1988), and Saints and Strangers (1985). His ninth book of poems, A Clown at Midnight, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2013, at the same time The Joker: A Memoir will be published by Simon and Schuster. Shut Up, You're Fine!: Poems for Very, Very Bad Children, was published by The Overlook Press in 2009, with illustrations by Barry Moser. Hudgins is also the author of two collection of literary essays published by the University of Michigan Press' Poets on Poetry Series: The Glass Anvil (1997) and Diary of a Poem (2011). His James Agee: Selected Poems was published by the Library of America in 2008. Saints and Strangers was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; After the Lost War received the Poets' Prize in 1989, and The Never-Ending was one of five finalists for the National Book Award in 1991.
Hudgins was a Guggenheim Fellow is 2004, as well as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University (1983-84) and the Alfred C. Hodder fellow at Princeton University (1989-90), and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1986, 1992) and the Ingram Merrill Foundation (1987). In 1997, he received both the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry and the Ohioan Poetry Award for lifetime contribution to poetry in Ohio. He was awarded the Hanes Prize for poetry from The Fellowship of Southern Writers in 1995, and in 1988 he received the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.