Andrew Hudgins

Andrew  Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins

Emeritus, Humanities Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction writing


  • MFA, University of Iowa, 1985
  • MA, University of Alabama, 1976
  • BA, Huntington College, 1973



Andrew Hudgins is the author of The Joker: A Memoir, American Rendering: New and Selected Poems, Shut Up, You're Fine: Poems for Very, Very Bad Children, Ecstatic in the Poison, Babylon in a Jar, The Glass Anvil, Saints and Strangers, After The Lost War: A Narrative, The Never-Ending: New Poems and The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood. He is the recipient of the Writer Bynner Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Hudgins was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Saints and Strangers and a finalist for the National Book Award for After the Lost War. He is a recipient of The Poet's Prize for After the Lost War and a recipient of the Haines Prize for poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, The Taft Distinguished Faculty Award, the Ohioiana Award for lifetime contributions to poetry in Ohio, two NEA fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007 he was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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