Kelly Cherry

2008 - 2009

Kelly Cherry has published more than twenty-five books, including works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, as well as two dramatic translations. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bradley Major Achievement (Lifetime) Award. She was also the first to receive the Hanes Poetry Prize given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers for a body of work. In 2010, she was appointed as Poet Laureate of Virginia.