Competition: US & Canada
University of Virginia
Perhaps best known as the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, during his Guggenheim Fellowship term Ted Genoways will be working on America’s Poet During the Decisive Years of 1863-1865, the second volume of his study Walt Whitman and the Civil War, the first volume of which, America’s Poet During the Lost Years of 1860-1862), was published in 2009 by the University of California Press. He is also the compiler and translator of The Selected Poems of Miguel Hernández (U. of Chicago Press, 2001), the most comprehensive bilingual collection of the Spanish poet’s verse, as well as the editor of seven other volumes. A poet himself, Mr. Genoways has published two collections of his own poems, Bullroarer: A Sequence (Northeastern UP, 2001), which won the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry from the Nebraska Center for the Book, and Anna, Washing (U. of Georgia Press, 2008).
Educated at Nebraska Wesleyan University (B.A., 1994), Texas Tech University (M.A., 1996), the University of Virginia (M.F.A., 1999), and the University of Iowa (Ph.D., 2007), Ted Genoways has received a Pushcart Prize, a study grant from the Jerome Foundation, and an NEA Fellowship in Poetry. During his tenure as Editor, the Virginia Quarterly Review has been recognized with fifteen National Magazine Award nominations and in 2009 won the Utne Reader‘s Independent Press Award for General Excellence.