Featured Poets 2013-2014
Andrew Hudgins, a professor at Ohio State University, has published nine 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, A Clown at Midnight, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2013, the same time The Joker: A Memoir was released by Simon and Schuster. 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, a 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.
Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize.
Honors for her work include the Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer in Residence position, the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DCCAH Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers.
Her most recent book is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Steve Gehrke has published three books of poetry, most recently, Michelangelo’s Seizure, which was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007.
His other books are The Pyramids of Malpighi (Anhinga 2004), selected by Philip Levine for the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and The Resurrection Machine (BkMk Press, 2000), winner of the John Ciardi Prize.
His awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize. Poems from a new manuscript have appeared at Poetry, The Kenyon Review, AGNI, VQR, The Missouri Review and many others. He teaches at the University of Nevada in Reno.