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Mark Halliday

Born in 1949, Mark Halliday earned his B.A. at Brown University in 1971, an M.A. in creative writing at Brown in 1976, and a Ph.D. in English Literature at Brandeis University in 1983.  He has taught English at two high schools and five colleges;  since 1996 he has taught at Ohio University in the creative writing program.  His books of poems are:  Little Star (William Morrow, 1987, a National Poetry Series selection), Tasker Street (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992, winner of the Juniper Prize), Selfwolf (University of Chicago Press, 1999), Jab (University of Chicago Press, 2002),  Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008), and Thresherphobe (University of Chicago Press, 2013).  A selection of poems from Selfwolf and Jab translated into French was published as Pourquoi Nous Devons Ecrire by Buchet-Chastel in Paris, 2006.   A chapbook of poems entitled No Panic Here was published in 2009 by HappenStance Press in Fife, Scotland.  Halliday’s book on Wallace Stevens, Stevens and the Interpersonal, was published by Princeton University Press in 1991.  Also in 1991 Johns Hopkins University Press published The Sighted Singer, a book on poetics co-authored by Allen Grossman and Halliday.  Halliday has published essays on the poetry of Claire Bateman, Anne Carson, Joshua Clover, Carl Dennis, Wayne Dodd, Kenneth Fearing, Allen Grossman, Tony Hoagland, August Kleinzahler, Galway Kinnell, David Kirby, Kenneth Koch, Michael Laskey, Larry Levis, Robert Pinsky, Kevin Prufer, Mary Ruefle, Stevie Smith, James Tate, and Walt Whitman.  In 1998-2000 Halliday held a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Foundation Writer’s Award.  In 2001-2002 Halliday lived at the American Academy in Rome as a winner of the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2006 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship.  In 2011 he was named a Distinguished Professor at Ohio University. 

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