Bob Hicok

Bob Hicok

About Bob Hicok

Bob Hicok is an American poet born in the Michigan in 1960. He published his first book, The Legend of Light, by the University of Wisconsin Press and chosen as an American Library Association Booklist Notable Book of the Year. The book also won the Felix Pollak Prize. Plus Shipping followed in 1998. His 2001 Animal Soul was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has since published five more books, Insomnia Diary (2004) This Clumsy Living (2007) Words for Empty and Words for Full (2010) with University of Pittsburgh Press, Elegy Owed (2013) which has been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Poetry) and Sex & Love & (2016) with Copper Canyon Press. His most recent book, Hold, was published in 2018 by Copper Canyon Press. In 2004, after publishing four collections of poetry, Hicok (who previously had no undergraduate or graduate degree) earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
His poems have also appeared in many journals ans magazines like The Southern Review, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review and The American Poetry Review, as well as in eight volumes of The Best American Poetry and six times in the Pushcart Prize anthology.

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