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Rae Armantrout

A faculty member at UC San Diego for over three decades, Rae Armantrout has emerged as one of the most recognizable voices in American poetry. She was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for her 10th book of poems, “Versed,” which was also awarded the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award. Most recently, her book “Wobble” was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry. She is widely recognized for her role as a founding figure in the first generation of Language Poets, an innovative group in the United States often credited with bringing postmodernism to poetry. In addition to her service to the university as a professor of literature and writing, she was instrumental in developing UC San Diego’s M.F.A. in writing program where she is currently a member of the writing faculty emeriti.

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