POET AT UH NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL BOOK
CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
Creative Writing Prof Tony Hoagland’s “What Narcissism
Means to Me” Recognized
HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2004 – Tony Hoagland, University of Houston
associate professor of English, has been named a nominee for a 2003
National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award.
Recognized for his third collection of poems “What Narcissism
Means to Me,” Hoagland is teaching advanced poetry workshop
and poetry writing courses in the UH creative writing program this
Categories for the NBCC award were fiction, nonfiction, biography/autobiography,
criticism, and poetry. Winners will be announced in March at the
organization’s 30th annual awards ceremony in New York City.
Hoagland is also the author of “Donkey Gospel” (1998),
which received the James Laughlin Award; and “Sweet Ruin”
(1992), which won the 1992 Brittingham Prize in Poetry and was named
winner of the Emerson College’s Zacharis Award. His other
honors include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
and a fellowship to the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. His
poems and critical writings have appeared in Ploughshares, Agni,
Threepenny Review, Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard
Review, and the 1991 Pushcart Prize anthology.
The National Book Critics Circle is a not-for-profit organization
of book editors and critics with some 600 members nationwide. The
organization was founded in 1974 to encourage and raise the quality
of book criticism in all media and to create a way for critics to
communicate with one another about their professional concerns.
For more information about the NBCC, go to www.bookcritics.org.
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