Archive for April, 2006

The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing

April 2006:

The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing, edited by Nicholas Delbanco, Andrea Beauchamp, and Michael Barrett, published by the University of Michigan Press, 2006.

The 75th Anniversary of the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards is being celebrated in 2006 at the University of Michigan. Many events are taking place throughout the year. In April the University of Michigan Press has published The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing, an anthology edited by Nicholas Delbanco, Andrea Beauchamp, and Michael Barrett. Among the writers represented in the anthology who received Hopwood Awards when they were students at the University of Michigan are: Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O’Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard.

In 1951 Frank O’Hara received a major Hopwood Award in Poetry for his manuscript
A Byzantine Place, 50 Poems and a Noh Play.

More info: University of Michigan Press