University of Pittsburgh Professor Wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award

lynn-emanuelLynn Emanuel, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The prize honors the most outstanding book of poetry published in the previous calendar year. The award comes with a $25,000 cash prize.

emanuelbookProfessor Emanuel was honored for her collection The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). The collection includes more than 60 poems and was deemed “stunning and seamless” by the award committee.

Professor Emanuel is the author of four previous poetry collections. At the University of Pittsburgh, she also serves as director of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, which she founded in 1999.

Professor Emanuel is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont. She holds a master’s degree from the City College of New York and a master of fine arts degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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