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English Professor Receives National Poetry Award

William Logan
William Logan

UF English Professor William Logan has received the first-ever Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism from the Poetry Foundation. He garnered $10,000 for his poetry criticism, which is aimed at a large general readership rather than an audience of specialists. Logan is the author of four books of criticism and a regular critic of poetry for The New York Times Book Review. Upon conferring the honor the editor of Poetry magazine, Christian Wiman, noted, "William Logan has been called 'the most hated man in American poetry,' but the truth is that even those who can't stand his opinions can't keep themselves from reading him. He is provocative, incisive, inventive, and, best of all, he is a great prose stylist.”

Logan’s award was noted in an article that appeared in the October 17th issue of The New York Times. The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in American culture. Rather than celebrating the status quo, the foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry. Visit for more information.

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