English Professor Is Named Guggenheim Fellow

Posted: April 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eric Pankey, English, has been named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pankey is one of seven poets in the nation to receive the award. This year, 182 artists, scholars, and scientists were selected from 2,928 applicants from across the United States and Canada for awards totaling $6,345,000.

Pankey, who joined George Mason in 1996, recently published his fifth collection of poetry, Cenotaph. He plans to use the award money to complete work on his sixth poetry collection, as yet untitled, and on a collection of essays, interviews, and notebooks, titled To Repair the Material of Experience.

Pankey travels to New York on May 3 for an award ceremony at the foundation’s offices.

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