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Bob Hicok

Associate Professor

Bob Hicok's seventh collection is Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon, 2013). His previous collection was Words for Empty and Words for Full (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).  This Clumsy Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), was awarded the 2008 Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and published in a German translation by Luxbooks in 2013. His other books are Insomnia Diary (Pitt, 2004); Animal Soul (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Plus Shipping (BOA, 1998); and The Legend of Light (University of Wisconsin, 1995), which received the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year.  A recipient of six Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim and two NEA Fellowships, his poetry has been selected for inclusion in eight volumes of Best American Poetry, including the upcoming Best of the Best American Poetry.


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