The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing

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The Hopwood Awards claim a gallery of prizewinners who rose to become the Who's Who of writers of the last three generations: Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O'Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard, among many others.

Since they first began in 1931, funded by a bequest from the will of playwright Avery Hopwood, University of Michigan Class of 1905, the Hopwood Awards have grown...

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Overview

The Hopwood Awards claim a gallery of prizewinners who rose to become the Who's Who of writers of the last three generations: Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O'Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard, among many others.

Since they first began in 1931, funded by a bequest from the will of playwright Avery Hopwood, University of Michigan Class of 1905, the Hopwood Awards have grown in profile and stature to become one of the most sought after and celebrated writing prizes for students.

The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing collects-for the first time in one volume-poetry and prose by writers who won Hopwood Awards when they were students at the University of Michigan and who went on to achieve fame as writers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780472069262
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

75, and counting 1
Where does your music come from? 7
The rabbi 24
The year of the child (for my grandson) 25
Aunt Jemima of the ocean waves 26
Aunt Mary 29
The catalpa 30
The gift 30
Horror movie 32
The lost photograph 34
The poppy 36
Choices 37
Animals 39
A Byzantine place 39
Poem 40
Arioso Dolente 41
John Keats, 1821-1950 43
Photograph of my mother sitting on the steps 44
Colors passing through us 45
Summer masquerades 47
Carib's leap 63
The ladybugs 67
Swimming lessons 68
Transparent like the air 70
To Dorothy on her exclusion from the Guinness Book of World Records 72
Old men pitching horseshoes 72
At Paestum 73
In the backyard 74
Narcissus 75
Bridging 76
Hazard response 85
November of the plague year 85
Leonardo as anatomist, repeatedly 87
Unyieldingly present 88
The needle 90
Happiness 90
Three small oranges 91
Redundancies 92
SmackDown! 93
On the origin of Blind-boy Lilikoi 94
"Nelson in Nighttown" 96
Punishment 108
Terra form 119
Black dress 130
Clown 131
Sharking 133
Diorama notebook 143
The cousin in the backyard 145
Givers and takers 157
The evening concert 159
My government 159
Starting with that time 161
The old woman and her thief 163
Lie big 178
A lovely night 186
Balance 190
A rock a fish 190
Priscilla the Cambodian 192
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