Andrew Hudgins has published nine books of poetry; a memoir, The Joker; and two collections of literary essays. Saints and Strangers was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; After the Lost War received the Poets’ Prize in 1989, and The Never-Ending was one of five finalists for the National Book Award in 1991.
Hudgins was a Guggenheim Fellow is 2004, as well as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University (1983-84) and the Alfred C. Hodder fellow at Princeton University (1989-90), and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1986, 1992) and the Ingram Merrill Foundation (1987).
Andrew Hudgins joined the faculty of Ohio State University in 2001 as a professor of English. He is currently Humanities Distinguished Professor in English. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Hudgins taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1985 to 2001, and in 1999 he was named Distinguished Research Professor. In 1996, he served as the Coal Royalty Professor of English at the University of Alabama. In 1999 and 2000 he was a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He has also taught at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.