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Wesley McNair, Professor Emeritus of English (MA, MLitt, Middlebury College), teaches poetry writing and modern and contemporary poetry. He has received two Rockefeller Fellowships for creative work at the Bellagio Center in Italy, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Among his other honors are the Theodore Roethke Prize, The Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry, the Devins Award for Poetry, the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry magazine, and the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal. In 2006, he was selected for a United States Artists Fellowship as “one of America’s finest living artists.” McNair is the author or editor of 18 books, and his poems have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies and in two editions of The Best American Poetry. He has served four times on the nominating jury for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and is the editor of the 2010 Pushcart Prize Annual: Best of the Small Presses. His most recent volumes of poetry are The Ghosts of You and Me and Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems.

URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~wmcnair/