PAST VISITORS, BY AWARD

Note: Dates in parentheses are Hendrix visit dates.

Since 1978, the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation has hosted the following U.S. Poets Laureate:

  • Marvin Bell (1985)

  • Howard Nemerov (1987)

  • Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)

  • Richard Wilbur (1998)

  • Rita Dove (1999)

  • Robert Pinsky (2001)

  • Donald Hall (2004)

  • Ted Kooser (2006)

  • Louise Glück (2013)

--and has brought to campus winners of the following awards:

Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Seamus Heaney (1984, 1990)

Pulitzer Prize

  • Howard Nemerov (1987)

  • Carolyn Kizer (1988)

  • Charles Gordone (1991)

  • Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)

  • N. Scott Momaday (1997)

  • Richard Wilbur (two-time winner) (1998)

  • Jonathan Yardley (1998)

  • Rita Dove (1999)

  • Yusef Komunyakaa (2000)

  • Stephen Greenblatt (2003)

  • Ted Kooser (2006)

  • Jane Smiley (2006)

  • Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)

  • Art Spiegelman (2009)

  • Jorie Graham (2009)

  • Louise Glück (2013)


National Book Award

  • Ellen Gilchrist (1982)

  • Maya Angelou (1983)

  • Barry Lopez (twice) (1985, 2006)

  • Richard Wilbur (1998)

  • Howard Nemerov (twice) (1987)

  • Virginia Hamilton (1985)

  • Allen Ginsberg (1986)

  • Tim O’Brien (2003)

  • Stephen Greenblatt (2003)

  • Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)

  • Louise Glück (2013)


American Book Award

  • Ellen Gilchrist (1982)

  • Martin Bernal (1991)

  • Dana Gioa (1992)

  • Ed Sanders (1993)

  • Gerald Graff (2000)

  • Li-Young Lee (2003)

  • Frank Chin (2009)

  • Art Spiegelman (2009)

  • Luis Urrea (2011)

  • John Wideman (2011)

  • Arthur Sze (2013)


National Book Critics Circle Award

  • John Gardner (1979)

  • Reynolds Price (1982, 1985)

  • Barry Lopez (1985, 2006)

  • Donald Hall (2004)

  • Jane Smiley (2006)

  • Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)

  • Louise Glück (2013)

  • C.D. Wright (2013)


American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

  • Denise Levertov (1980)

  • Miller Williams (1984, 1995)

  • Barry Lopez (1985, 2006)

  • Howard Nemerov (1987)

  • Carolyn Kizer (1988)

  • Romulus Linney (1994)

  • N. Scott Momaday (1997)

  • Richard Wilbur (1998)

  • Yusef Komunyakaa (2000)

  • Robert PInsky (2001)

  • Tim O’Brien (2003)

  • Jane Smiley (2006)

  • Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)

  • Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)

  • Lydia Davis (2010)

  • Dan Welcher (2013)

  • Louise Glück (2013)


Man Booker Prize

  • Lydia Davis (2010)

  • Michael Ondaatje (2012)


Obie Award

  • Charles Gordone (1991)

  • Romulus Linney (1994)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowships

  • Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)

  • Jorie Graham (2009)

  • Lydia Davis (2010)

  • John Edgar Wideman (2011)

  • C. D. Wright (2013)

National Poetry Series Award

  • Karen Swenson (2002)


  • National Critics Award

  • Romulus Linney (1994)


  • National Book Foundation Medal

  • Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)

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