David Wojahn Receives the 2007 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize
September 1, 2007
The prize comes with a cash prize of $10,000, and includes a reading at the Folger in October of 2007. Wojahn is a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his “career-spanning” colletion, Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2004. Poetry Magazine said that Wojahn “writes with as much formal and emotional strength as any poet alive.” Wojahn is the author of six other collections of poetry, and the recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, the William Carlos Williams Book Award, the Society of Midland Authors Book Award, and the George Kent Memorial Prize, among others. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a professor of English and director of creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.