James McCorkle

James McCorkle received the 2003 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his collection Evidences, selected by Jorie Graham. His subsequent collections of poetry include The Subtle Bodies (Etruscan Press, 2014) and In Time (as part of the volume Triptych, from Etruscan Press in 2020). Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, McCorkle lives in Geneva, New York, and, since 2005, has taught in the Africana Studies program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He received his MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and has received fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; he also received the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College. He is the editor of Conversant Essays: Contemporary Poets on Poetry (Wayne State University Press, 1990), an editor of both The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry (Greenwood, 2005) and American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present (Greenwood, 2015). He is also the author of Still Performance: Writing, Self, and Interconnection in Five Postmodern American Poets (University of Virginia Press, 1989), a study of postmodern poetry. He is active in collaborative projects involving the visual arts and music.

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Awards and Honors

APR/Honickman First Book Prize, 2003

Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, Sarah Lawrence College