Alan Shapiro

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This article is about the Professor of English and creative writing Alan R. Shapiro. For The American educator and educational reformer, see Alan Shapiro (education reformer). For the American science fiction and media theorist, see Alan N. Shapiro.

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Alan R. Shapiro (born February 18, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American poet and professor of English and creative writing program at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous poetry books, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and Dead Alive and Busy.

In addition to poetry, Shapiro has also published two personal memoirs, Vigil and The Last Happy Occasion.

Publications[edit]

  • The Courtesy[1]
  • Happy Hour[2]
  • Covenant[3]
  • In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination: Essays, 1980-1991[4]
  • Mixed Company[5]
  • The Last Happy Occasion[6]
  • Vigil[7]
  • After the Digging[8]
  • The Dead Alive and Busy[9][10]
  • Song and Dance[11]
  • Tantalus in Love[12]
  • Old War"[13]
  • Night of the Republic[14]
  • Reel to Reel[15]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry, Stanford University, 1975-76
  • Academy of American Poets Award, Stanford University, 1976
  • Illinois Arts Council Award (Happy Hour, Bedtime Story,Genie), 1984
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, 1984-85
  • Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, 1985-86
  • Nomination for National Book Critics' Circle Award (Happy Hour), 1987
  • Robert and Hazel Ferguson Memorial Award (Happy Hour), 1987
  • William Carlos Williams Award (Happy Hour), 1987
  • Illinois Arts Council Award (Maison des Jeunes), 1988
  • Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award, 1991
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, 1991
  • John H. McGinnis Award for best essay (Fanatics), 1995
  • Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry (Mixed Company), 1996
  • Finalist for National Book Circle Critics Award (The Last Happy Occasion ), 1996
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year (The Last Happy Occasion), 1996
  • Pushcart Prize - Essay (Fanatics), 1996
  • New England Book Sellers Association Discovery of the Month Award (Vigil), 1997
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998
  • Arts Fellowship from The Project on Death in America of the Open Society Institute, 1999
  • Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, UNC (spring), 1999
  • O .B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize, from the Folger Library, 1999
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (Dead Alive and Busy), 2001
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Writer’s Award, 2002
  • Roanoke-Chowan Award - NC Literary and Historical Society, (Song & Dance), 2003
  • Elected Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Roanoke-Chowan Award (Tantalus in Love ), 2005[1]
  • Sara Teasdale Award - Wellesley College, 2005
  • Ambassador Book Award - English Speaking Union of the United States (Old War), 2009
  • Finalist for National Book Award in poetry, 2012[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1983). The Courtesy (Phoenix Poets ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750279. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1987). Happy Hour (Phoenix Poets ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750293. 
  3. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1991). Covenant (Phoenix Poets ed.). Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750453. 
  4. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1993). In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination - Essays, 1980-1991. Evanston, IL, U.S.A.: Northwestern University Press. ISBN 978-0810150287. 
  5. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1996). Mixed Company (Phoenix Poets ed.). Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750316. 
  6. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1997). Last Happy Occasion. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University Of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750361. 
  7. ^ Shapiro, Alan (1997). Vigil. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750347. 
  8. ^ afterword, Alan Shapiro ; with a new (1998). After the Digging (. ed.). Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750415. 
  9. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2000). The dead alive and busy. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750514. 
  10. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2000). The Dead Alive and Busy (Phoenix Poets ed.). Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226750514. 
  11. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2004). Song & Dance (1st Mariner Books ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0618382293. 
  12. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2005). Tantalus in love. Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0618452427. 
  13. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2008). Old war. Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0618452435. 
  14. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2012). Night of the Republic. Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0547329703. 
  15. ^ Shapiro, Alan (2014). Reel to Reel. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226110639. 

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