Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English and MFA Director
Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. She is the editor, with Susan Juster, of Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic (Philadelphia, 2011) and author of The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic (Cambridge, 1995), as well as six books of poetry and a volume of essays on the contemporary American lyric. Her essays on Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare, Wyatt, and Jonson appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association), ELH (English Literary History), Milton Studies, Criticism, Spenser Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry, The Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare’s Works, and The Cambridge Companion to Spenser.
Gregerson’s most recent volume of poems is Prodigal: New and Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015); a translation of this collection has just appeared in Bulgarian (DA Poetry Publishing, Sofia, Bulgaria). Among her earlier books, Magnetic North (2007) was a finalist for the National Book Award; Waterborne (2002) won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep was a finalist for both the Lenore Marshall Award and The Poets Prize. Gregerson has also received awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, the Modern Poetry Association, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Mellon, and Rockefeller Foundations. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.