Alan Shapiro (born 1952) is an American poet and professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of nine poetry books, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Alive and Busy.
In addition to poetry, Alan Shapiro has also published two personal memoirs, Vigil and The Last Happy Occasion.
Awards and honors
- 2005 North Carolina Book Award, Tantalus In Love
- 2012 National Book Award (Poetry), finalist, Night of the Republic
- ???? National Book Critics Circle Award, finalist, ????
- ???? Los Angeles Book Prize, ????
- ???? Kingsley Tufts Award, ????
- ???? American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Tantalus in Love
- Song and Dance
- The Dead Alive and Busy
- The Last Happy Occasion
- Night of the Republic (shortlisted for the 2013 International Griffin Poetry Prize)
- Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- "N.C. Book Awards for fiction, poetry, go to Naumoff, Shapiro". The News & Observer: The Chapel Hill News, p. A4, Nov. 20, 2005.
- "National Book Award Finalists Announced Today". Library Journal. October 10, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
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