Ralph Angel

Professor
Creative Writing

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Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry
  • Translation

Education

M.F.A., English, University of California, Irvine, 1977

B.A., English, University of Washington, 1973

For the Media

Contact :
Jennifer Dobbs
909.748.8857 

Contact

Hall of Letters
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P: 909.748.8571
E: ralph_angel@redlands.edu

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.

Degrees Held

M.F.A., English, University of California, Irvine, 1977

B.A., English, University of Washington, 1973

Courses Offered

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

Publications

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

Awards and Honors

PEN USA Poetry Award, PEN, 2007

Gertrude Stein Award, Sun and 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