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Ross Gay Receives Guggenheim

Poet Ross Gay has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013-14. The Guggenheim is a prestigious fellowship awarded to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Congratulations to Ross; this accolade is first and foremost an individual honor, but it also reflects well on the Creative Writing Program and on the English Department as a whole. Ross is joined this year by Rob Fulk, who also received a Guggenheim; this is the second time in recent memory that both the literature and Creative Writing programs in English have been recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: two years ago, poet Maurice Manning and scholar George Hutchinson were each awarded fellowships.