William Logan (poet)

William Logan (poet)

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name = William Logan

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birth_date = 1950
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nationality = United States
field = Poetry
work_institutions = University of Florida
alma_mater = Yale University
University of Iowa
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William Logan (born 1950) is an American poet, critic and scholar. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to W. Donald Logan, Jr. and Nancy Damon Logan. He lives in Gainesville, Florida and Cambridge, England with his life-partner, the poet and artist, Debora Greger. Educated at Yale (BA, 1972) and the University of Iowa (MFA, 1975), he has authored seven books of poetry as well as four books of criticism. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Florida. Logan's poetry reviews have appeared in the "New York Times Book Review". Many of these reviews have been quite controversial, leading Slate magazine to call him "the most hated man in American poetry . . . [and] its guiltiest pleasure" [ [http://www.slate.com/id/2061228 Poetry's cruelest and guiltiest pleasure. - By Eric McHenry - Slate Magazine ] ]


*National Book Critics Circle award for criticism
*Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle
*Peter I.B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets
*John Masefield and Celia B. Wagner Awards from the Poetry Society of America
*J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry
*Corrington Award for Literary Excellence
*Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship



*"Sad-faced Men" (1982)
*"Difficulty" (1985)
*"Sullen Weedy Lakes" ((1988)
*"Vain Empires" (1998), a "New York Times" "notable book of the year"
*"Night Battle" (1999)
*"Macbeth in Venice" (2003)
*"The Whispering Gallery" (2005)


*"All the Rage" (1998)
*"Reputations of the Tongue" (1999)
*"Desperate Measures" (2002)
*"The Undiscovered Country" (2005)


External links

* [http://www.english.ufl.edu/faculty/wlogan/ University of Florida Biography]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/books/review/16logan.html?ei=5070&en=a16e89ff5c9369b3&ex=1170565200&pagewanted=print Logan's review] of "The Oxford Book of American Poetry" in "The New York Times", April 16, 2006
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/books/review/Logan-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Review of Geoffrey Hill]

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