Linda Gregerson  





and criticism










A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature and directs the Helen Zell Writers Program.

She is the author of six books of poetry and two books of criticism, and the co-editor of one collection of scholarly essays.

Gregerson's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies. Among her honors and awards are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the Kingsley Tufts Award, four Pushcart Prizes, grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Mellon, and Bogliasco Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Poetry Society of America, and the National Humanities Center. In 2014, Gregerson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.






Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2014
September 2015 and Magnetic North

"The next time someone asks me what advantage poetry holds over prose, I will point to these lines..."

—Dan Chiasson, from "Form and Function

"[Her poems] work not to suppress but to worry doubt, ever conscious both of the human propensity to harm and of our obligation to implicate ourselves in the suffering of others. They provide us, that is to say, with an example we very much need."

—Garth Greenwell, from "The Timely Anxiety of Linda Gregerson's Prodigal"