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Tony Hoagland

Tony HoaglandPhone: 713.743-2969

Tony Hoagland is the author of three volumes of poetry: Sweet Ruin, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Donkey Gospel, winner of the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets, and What Narcissism Means to Me, as well as a collection of essays about poetry, Real Sofistikashun, all published  by Graywolf Press. A chapbook of twenty poems was published in 2005 by Hollyridge Press. His poems and critical essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies such as American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, and Ploughshares. He is the winner of the 2005 O.B. Hardison Jr. Prize. Awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library, this is the only national prize to recognize a poet's teaching as well as his art. Hoagland also received the 2005 Mark Twain Award, given by the Poetry Foundation in recognition of a poet's contribution to humor in American poetry. In 2007 he was the first recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize. In addition to University of Houston he teaches in the Warren Wilson low residency MFA program. In January 2010, his new collection of poems, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, will be issued from Graywolf  Press.