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The Hopwood Awards claim a gallery of prizewinners who rose to become the Who's Who of writers of the last three generations: Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O'Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard, among many others.
Since they first began in 1931, funded by a bequest from the will of playwright Avery Hopwood, University of Michigan Class of 1905, the Hopwood Awards have grown in profile and stature to become one of the most sought after and celebrated writing prizes for students.
The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing collects—for the first time in one volume—poetry and prose by writers who won Hopwood Awards when they were students at the University of Michigan and who went on to achieve fame as writers.
"Expertly compiled and co-edited . . . The Hopwood Awards: Seventy-Five Years of Prized Writing is an impressive literary anthology of University of Michigan students who won the prestigious Hopwood Award for literature and showcasing three generations of these outstanding writers. . . . The Hopwood Awards presents an eminent compendium of intellectual literature."
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