Duke University Professor Wins the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Mackey-insideNathaniel Mackey, the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University, has won the 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The prize was established in 1948 by Paul Mellon and is awarded biennially by the Yale University Beineke Rare Book & Manuscript Library for the best book of poetry published in the preceding two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. Previous winners have included Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and e.e. cummings. The prize comes with a $150,000 cash award.

Professor Mackey was honored for his book Outer Pradesh (Anomolous Press, 2014). Other collections by Dr. Mackey include Splay Anthem (New Directions, 2006) and Nod House (New Directions, 2011).

Professor Mackey is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey and earned a Ph.D. at Stanford University in California.

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