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David Bottoms

David Bottoms served as Georgia’s Poet Laureate (2000–2012), and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. He teaches at Georgia State University, co-edits Five Points magazine, and lives in Marietta, Georgia. His first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, won the Walt Whitman Award. Since, he has received such awards as the Ingram Merrill Award, Poetry Magazine's Levinson Prize, the 1999 Georgia Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Additionally, he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


Georgia’s Poet Laureate

Levinson Prize

Ingram Merrill award

Walt Whitman Award

Georgia Author of the Year award

Frederick Bock Prize

Award in Literature from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

National Endowment for the Arts

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship

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