Longtime member Kelly Cherry, who enjoyed a distinguished career teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Younger member Ryan Wilson, who is the ALSCW Office Manager and a graduate student at Catholic University, has won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize from the West Chester University Poetry Center. The prize includes a cash stipend and book publication of his manuscript.
A version of the seminar paper—“Correspondences: Baudelaire’s Fleurs du mal and the Translation Tasks of Richard Howard and Walter Benjamin”– Mary Maxell gave at the 2016 annual conference will be published in the Yale Review.
ALSCW members Al Basile (the 2015 winner of the ALSCW Meringoff Poetry Prize), Luther Dickinson, and Mike Mattison of the Tedeschi Trucks Band have received nominations in multiple categories for the Blues Music Awards.
Congratulations to all!