Competition: US & Canada
Lawrence Raab was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College, and his M.A. from Syracuse University. He has received the Bess Hokin prize from Poetry magazine, a Junior Fellowship from the University of Michigan Society of Fellows, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. His collection of poems What We Don’t Know About Each Other won the National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the 1993 National Book Award. His sixth and most recent volume of poetry, Visible Signs: New & Selected Poems, was published in 2003, and a seventh collection, The History of Forgetting, will appear from Penguin in 2009. He teaches literature and writing at Williams College, where he is the Morris Professor of Rhetoric.