LSU Press poet Greg Delanty wins Guggenheim Fellowship for 2007

Delantygregap LSU Press would like to congratulate Greg Delanty, author of the recently published The Ship of Birth: Poems, on his 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship. Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has awarded over $256 million dollars to over 16,000 recipients. The 2007 Fellowship winners include a wide variety of artists, scholars, and scientists selected from a pool of almost 2,800 applicants. For more on this prestigious honor and for a complete list of Fellows, visit

A native of Cork, Ireland, and now an American citizen, Greg Delanty is the author of seven full collections of poetry, including American Wake, The Hellbox, Southward, The Blind Stitch, and Collected Poems, 1986–2006. He is a recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award and is artist in residence of the English department at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he has taught since 1987.