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Visiting Writer: Brooks Haxton
Brooks Haxton was born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950. His books include six collections of poems from Knopf, two book-length narrative poems, and one book of creative non-fiction. He has also written introductions to five books, essays, and the script of an American Masters Series film on Tennessee Williams, nationally broadcast on PBS. Since the mid-seventies, his poems and prose have been appearing in Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and Paris Review. His work has been acclaimed by critics at All Things Considered, The New York Times, Newsweek Online, Time Magazine, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post. His four books of translations from Classical Greek, French, and German have included an alternate selection for the Book-of-the-Month Club. He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. In 2013 the Fellowship of Southern Writers presented him with the Hanes Award, recognizing a distinguished body of work by a poet in mid-career. He lives with his wife and children in Syracuse, where he has taught for twenty years at Syracuse University.