HARDISON POETRY PRIZE AWAITS UH CREATIVE
WRITING PROF HOAGLAND
As recognition for his dedication to both poetry and teaching,
University of Houston Creative Writing Program (CWP) Professor Tony
Hoagland will be awarded the 2005 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize.
Hoagland was named the prize’s recipient in August and will
receive the award during a seminar and dinner ceremony at 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington
The Hardison Poetry Prize, the only award honoring literary professionals
for their classroom merit and poetry talents, carries a $10,000
purse. It is awarded annually by the Folger Shakespeare Library,
a research center focusing on William Shakespeare and the early
modern age in the West.
“It's really an honor to be awarded a prize by my peers and
even more so for teaching as well as poetry,” Hoagland said.
“This means that my combined use of clown regalia and turkey
gobbling in the classroom has really paid off, but I also think
that my essay writing about poetry has helped.”
In addition to receiving the Hardison Prize, Hoagland will also
participate in a poetry reading later in the evening at the library.
A previous Hardison Prize recipient was CWP’s founder and
Professor Emeritus Cynthia Macdonald, who received the award in
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For more information on the Hardison Prize and the Folger Shakespeare
Library, visit http://www.folger.edu/.
||2005 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize
Seminar, Supper and Reading
||Friday, Sept. 23
Seminar and Supper - 5 p.m.; Reading – 7 p.m.
||Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
||Folger Shakespeare Library, University of Houston’s
Creative Writing Program
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