Poet Mary Jo Bang receives Berlin Prize Fellowship


Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang, professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of 25 recipients of a 2014-15 Berlin Prize Fellowship.

The American Academy in Berlin awards the highly competitive prize annually to scholars, writers and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.

The Berlin Prize includes a monthly stipend, partial board and residence at the academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin-Wannsee for either the fall 2014 or spring 2015 term.

Bang, who is the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award winner in poetry, will be part of the spring 2015 class. She plans to work on a book of poems, titled “The Bauhaus: A Study in Balance.”

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