Ralph Angel

Professor, Creative Writing

Degrees: M.F.A., English, University of California, Irvine, 1977; B.A., English, University of Washington, 1973.

Office: Creative Writing, Hall of Letters

Phone: 909/748-8571



Areas of Expertise

Poetry and translation.

Professional Background

Ralph Angel is the author of four books of poetry: "Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems" 1986-2006 (2007 PEN USA Poetry Award); "Twice Removed; Neither World" (James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets); and Anxious Latitudes; as well as a translation of the Federico García Lorca collection, "Poema del cante jondo / Poem of the Deep Song."

His poems have appeared in scores of magazines and anthologies, both here and abroad, and recent literary awards include a gift from the Elgin Cox Trust, a Pushcart Prize, a Gertrude Stein Award, the Willis Barnstone Poetry Translation Prize, a Fulbright Foundation fellowship and the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association.

Mr. Angel is Edith R. White Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Redlands, and a member of the MFA Program in Writing faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Three levels of Poetry Writing Workshops
  • Senior Portfolio
  • Various Creative Writing and Johnston seminars including Surrealism, The Beat Generation, Translation, and the Literature of Separation

Degrees Held

  • M.F.A., English, University of California, Irvine, 1977
  • B.A., English, University of Washington, 1973

Awards and Honors

  • PEN USA Poetry Award, PEN, 2007
  • Gertrude Stein Award, Sun & Moon Press, 2006
  • Elgin Cox Trust Literary Arts Gift, 2005-06
  • Poet in Residence, The Poet’s House, Falcarragh, Ireland, 2004, 2002
  • Willis Barnstone Poetry Translation Prize, 2003
  • Fundacíon Valparaiso Fellowship, Spain, 1999
  • James Laughlin Award, Academy of American Poets, 1995
  • Pushcart Prize, 1995
  • Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, Slovenia, 1992-93
  • Bess Hokin Prize, Modern Language Association, 1988


Books, poetry

"Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems" 1986-2006, Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2006

"Twice Removed," Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2001

"Neither World," Oxford, OH: Miami University Press, 1995

"Anxious Latitudes," Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1986

Books, Translation, Poetry

"Poema del cante jondo/Poem of the Deep Song," Federico García Lorca, Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2006

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