Lynn Emanuel '72 has been named the 2009 Elliston Distinguished Poet-In-Residence at the University of Cincinnati.
The position, which has been held by such famed poets as Robert Frost, Louise Glück, Robert Lowell, and John Ashbery, carries an award of $20,000. As poet-in-residence, Emanuel will teach an intensive five-week graduate course and give a poetry reading and two public lectures at the University.
Currently director of the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Program, Emanuel has authored four collections of poetry, including National Poetry Series Award winner The Dig; Academy of American Poets' Poetry Book Club selection and Eric Matthieu King Award winner Then, Suddenly; Hotel Fiesta; and, forthcoming, Mob and Torch.
Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Poetry, and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has been a Pushcart Prize Anthology poetry editor, a member of the National Endowment for the Arts' literature panel, and a judge for the National Book Awards. Emanuel is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and has taught at the Bennington College Writing Seminars, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and The Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing.