Linda Gregerson  





and criticism










Linda Gregerson is the author of five poetry collections: The Selvage (2012), Magnetic North (2007), Waterborne (2002), The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She 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.

She has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, and the Modern Poetry Association, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Mellon, and Bogliasco Foundations, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Magnetic North was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Waterborne won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep was a finalist for both The Poet's Prize and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.  Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry as well as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry Review (UK), and many other publications.

Gregerson is also the author of two volumes of literary criticism, Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry (2001) and The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (1995), and the co-editor, with Susan Juster, of Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic World (2011).  Her essays on lyric poetry and Renaissance literature appear in many journals and anthologies, including The Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare's Works, The Cambridge Companion to Spenser, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare's Poetry, Milton Studies, Criticism, and ELH (English Literary History).

She has served on the faculties of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, The Kenyon Review Writers Conference, The Prague Seminars, The Bear River Writer's Conference, and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.


Magnetic North



The Woman Who Died In Her Sleep