Week of October 25th | Wyatt
Wyatt Prunty’s seven books of poetry are Unarmed
and Dangerous: New and
Selected Poems (2000), Since
the Noon Mail Stopped (1997), The
Run of the House (1993), Balance
as Belief (1989), What Women
Know, What Men Believe (1986), and The
Times Between (1982), all published by The Johns Hopkins
Domestic of the Outer Banks
(Inland Boat Press) appeared in 1980.
A critical work on contemporary poetry, Fallen
from the Symboled World: Precedents for the New Formalism, is
available from Oxford University Press. Sewanee
Writers on Writing, a collection of essays by Russell Banks, John
Casey, Ellen Douglas, Horton Foote, Ernest Gaines, Anthony Hecht, John
Hollander, Diane Johnson, Donald Justice, Romulus Linney, Alice
McDermott, Marsha Norman, Francine Prose, and Wyatt Prunty (editor),
is available from Louisiana State University Press.
His poems and essays have appeared in such periodicals as the New
, American Scholar, Poetry,
, New Criterion, Boulevard, and the Yale, Southern,
, and Sewanee reviews.
He has taught in the graduate program of the Johns Hopkins
Writing Seminars, where he held the Elliott Coleman Professorship of
Poetry. He has taught
poetry and poetry writing at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and
the Bread Loaf School of English, Washington and Lee University,
Louisiana State University, and elsewhere.
Currently he is Ogden D. Carlton Professor of English at Sewanee,
where he teaches poetry and where he founded and directs the Sewanee
Writers’ Conference and the Tennessee Williams Fellowship and
In conjunction with the Overlook Press, he founded and edits the
Sewanee Writers’ Series. His
honors and awards include fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Brown
Foundation; the Elliston Chair,
; the John Atherton Fellowship in Poetry, Bread Loaf; and a Johns
Hopkins University Fellowship in Poetry.
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