Inactive. Fred Chappell's latest books include Familiars (2014) and A Shadow of Light (2016). The author of over a dozen books of poetry, a handful of novels and short story collections, and two books of critical prose, Chappell has received numerous awards for his work, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Bollingen Award, the Aiken Taylor Award, an award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and the best foreign book prize from the Academie Française. He was named North Carolina Poet Laureate in 1997, a position he held until 2002. Fred Chappell taught at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for over 40 years, where he helped establish the MFA in writing program and received the O. Max Gardner Award for teaching.
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