Competition: US & Canada
University of Alabama
Joel Brouwer was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1968, and educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Syracuse University. He is the author of Exactly What Happened (Purdue UP, 1999), which received the Larry Levis Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University; Centuries (Four Way Books, 2003), a National Book Critics Circle “Notable Book"; and And So (Four Way Books, 2009). In addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship, he has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, Boston Review, Chelsea, Crazyhorse, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Progressive, Tin House, Washington Post Book World, and other publications. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at The University of Alabama.