Michael Ryan (poet)
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He taught previously at the University of Iowa, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He is also a contributing editor at The Alaska Quarterly Review. He is currently the director of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine.
He has written four books of poems, an autobiography, a memoir, and a collection of essays about poetry and writing.
- 1974 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for Threats Instead of Trees
- 1980 National Poetry Series, In Winter
- 1981 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 1987 Whiting Award
- 1990 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for God Hunger
- 2005 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for New and Selected Poems
- "A Posthumous Poetics". Poetry. September 1973.
- "Insult". The New Yorker. November 5, 2007.
- "Airplane Food". Threepenny Review. Winter 2005.
- New And Selected Poems. (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)
- Baby B [memoir]. (Graywolf Press, 2004)
- A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing [essays]. (University of Georgia Press, 2000)
- Secret Life [autobiography]. (Pantheon, 1995; Vintage paperback, 1996)
- God Hunger [poems]. (Viking Penguin, 1989; paperback, 1990)
- In Winter [poems]. (Holt, 1981)
- Threats Instead of Trees [poems]. (Yale University Press, 1974)
- "Michael Ryan", How a Poem Happens, February 9, 2009
- Peter Harris (Summer 1991). "Hunger, Hope, and Nurture: Poetry From Michael Ryan, the Chinese Democracy Movement, and Maxine Kumi". Virginia Quarterly Review.
- Whiting Foundation Profile