Linda Gregerson

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Linda Gregerson (born August 5, 1950) is an American poet and member of faculty at the University of Michigan. In 2014, she was named as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.[1]


Linda Gregerson received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1971, an M.A. from Northwestern University, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.[2] She teaches American poetry and Renaissance literature at the University of Michigan,[3] where she has also directed the M.F.A. program in creative writing.

She served as the judge for the 2008 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. Her poems are featured in American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets (2006) and many other anthologies.




  • Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (2001)
  • The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (1995).


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