Eric Nelson 
Professor Emeritus
Department of Writing & Linguistics 

     Eric Nelson's poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, Missouri Review, The Sun, and Oxford American. He has been featured on Poetry magazine's website and on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. His poems also appear in several anthologies, including A New Geography of Poets, (University of Arkansas Press); I Feel A Little Jumpy Around You, (Simon and Schuster); and Georgia Voices: Poetry (University of Georgia Press).

     Among his awards are the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Award, the Arkansas Poetry Award, Georgia Author of the Year Award, and fellowships to the Hambidge Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. 
    His books include Some Wonder (Gival Press, 2015), The Twins (Split Oak Press, 2009), Terrestrials (Texas Review Press, 2004), The Interpretation of Waking Life (University of Arkansas Press, 1991), The Light Bringers (Washington Writers Publishing House, 1984), and On Call (Moonsquilt Press, 1983).


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