Linda Gregerson<br><h6>Festival Poet</h6>
Linda Gregerson
Festival Poet

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  Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry and two volumes of criticism. Her second poetry collection, The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; her third, Waterborne, won the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; her fourth, Magnetic North, was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award; her most recent, Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015. Gregerson’s essays on lyric poetry and Renaissance literature appear in leading journals and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. Her study of Renaissance literature, The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1995; Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry appeared from the University of Michigan Press in 2001. Gregerson is also the editor, with Susan Juster, of Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Gregerson’s many honors include awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, the Modern Poetry Association, and the International Spenser Society, and grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.

She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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