Professor of English and creative writing, University of Redlands|
Exceptions and Melancholies|
2007 PEN USA Literary Award|
Ralph Angel (born 1951) is an American poet and translator.
Youth and educationEdit
Raised in Seattle, Washington, Angel attended inner-city public schools there, then worked on freight trains for the Union Pacific Railroad as he earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Washington. Later he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine.
He is an Edith R. White Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Redlands, and a member of the MFA Program in Writing faculty at Vermont College. Angel also was the featured poet of the Spring 2005 issue of Poetry Magazine.
- 2007 PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry for "Exceptions and Melancholies"
- Pushcart Prize
- An award from the Fulbright Foundation
- An award from The Modern Poetry Association
- A gift from the Elgin Cox Trust
- His "Shadow Play" (which originally appeared in Poetry) was included in The Best American Poetry 1988
- Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, 2003
- History. San Diego, CA: Anxious Press, 1982.
- Anxious Latitudes. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1986.
- Neither World: Poems. Oxford, OH: Miami University Press, 1995.
- Twice Removed: Poems. Louisville, KY: Sarabande, 2001.
- Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems, 1986-2006. Louisville, KY: Sarabande, 2006.
- Your Moon. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues / Western Michigan University, 2014.
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List of U.S. poets