Monday, June 21, 2010

UWG Professor Wins Poetry Award

Dr. Greg Fraser, a UWG associate professor of English and creative writing, recently received the 46th Georgia Author of the Year Award for Poetry. The award honored Fraser’s book, Answering the Ruins.

The award, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, was one of many honoring a variety of Georgia authors for categories ranging from poetry to prose.

The association held a ceremony at the Kennesaw State University Center that was attended by almost 200 people. Steve Goss, the host of Morning Edition for Public Broadcasting (WABE 90.1 in Atlanta), hosted this year’s ceremony.

The author award was not the first time Fraser has been honored.

Fraser’s first book of poetry Strange Pietà (2003) won the Walt McDonald Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award.

Fraser is a recipient of a grant from National Endowment for the Arts and the Houston Arts Council.

Fraser has also written a book with fellow UWG professor Dr. Chad Davidson, Writing Poetry: Creative and Critical Approaches.
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