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Wyatt Prunty

Born: May 15, 1947

Birthplace: Humboldt

Nationality: United States

Wyatt Prunty

Date of Birth : May 15, 1947
Birth Place : Humboldt

Wyatt Prunty is an American poet and author associated with the New Formalism movement. He is the author of eight collections of poetry and two books of criticism and is a frequent reviewer and essayist for poetry and literary journals. He has taught at Louisiana State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Washington and Lee University, Johns Hopkins University, and since 1989, Sewanee: University of the South, where he holds the Ogden D. Carlton Chair of English and is founding director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His recent work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, The Hopkins Review, New Republic, Poetry, Southwest Review, Yale Review, and has been featured on Public Television and National Public Radio. Prunty currently resides in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he founded and directs the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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