See, Poetry Does Pay

UT prof and poet A. Van Jordan wins national fellowship

See, Poetry Does Pay

A belated congratulations go to poet and UT assistant professor A. Van Jordan, who was named on Monday as a 2008 United States Artists Fellows. USA, a national artists advocacy group, awarded fifty $50,000 grants to artists from eight disciplines, including literature, architecture and design, and theater arts. And it's good company Jordan's keeping – living legend Barry Hannah made the cut, too.

Jordan has previously won the Whiting Award, the Annisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. His collection Quantum Lyrics was published by W.W. Norton.

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