Kenan Professor of English
Alan Shapiro, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has published ten books of poetry, most recently, Old War (Houghton Mifflin 2008). He has been the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award and an LA Times Book Award in poetry, and has been a finalist in poetry and nonfiction for the National Books Critics Circle Award. A recipient of two awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., the Sarah Teasdale Award from Wellesley College, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Shapiro has taught at UNC since 1995. His new translation of The Trojan Women, by Euripides, will appear from Oxford University Press later this fall.