Awards and Accomplishments



1980: Publishes Searching the Drowned Man, poems.

1982: Publishes The Floating Candles, poems.

1985: Fellowship, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study Center, Italy.

1986: With Robert Pack and Jay Parini, edits The Bread Loaf Anthology

..........of Contemporary American Poetry, which wins the English Speaking

......... .Union's Best Book Award.

1987: Publishes No Sign, poems.

1988: Edits The Burdens of Formality: Essays on the Poetry of Anthony Hecht.

1988: Guggenheim Fellowship, Siena, Italy.

1989: Publishes A Place in Mind, novel.

1991: Publishes Prayer for the Little City, poems.

1992: Fulbright Fellowship, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.

1992: Publishes The Blainville Testament, poems.

1994: Publishes Hunting the Whole Way Home, naturalist essays.

1996: Publishes To the Bone: New and Selected Poems.

1996: The Poets' Prize, for To the Bone.

2000: Publishes Pursuit of a Wound, poems.

2001: Finalist, The Pulitzer Prize, for Pursuit of a Wound, poems.

2005: Publishes Ghost Pain.

2005: Publishes A Little Wildness.

2006: Publishes Under Drum Ice, a selection of poems in Slovenian

..........translation by Marjan Strojan.

2006: Edits (with Morgan Chipopu) The Nomads: Tales From Africa.

2011: Publishes Young of the Year.

2011: Appointed Poet Laureate of Vermont.

2012: Publishes Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems

2012: Designated a "Conservation Hero" by Field and Stream magazine.

2012: Publishes A Hundred Himalayas: Essays on Life and Literature

2013: Publishes A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife

2013: Publishes IWas Thinking of Beauty, poems

2015, What's the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long, essays

2016, No Doubt the Nameless, poems

Teaching Posts

1969 - 76: Dartmouth College.

1979 - Yale University.

1976 - 1989: Middlebury College.

1989 - 2002: MFA in Writing Program, Vermont College.

1992 - Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest

1997 - Wesleyan University.

2001 - Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland.

1999 - 2002: Dartmouth College.

2003 - 2011: Dartmouth Graduate Program in Liberal Studies



...Sydney Lea

Vermont Poet Laureate 2011-2015

P. O. Box 9

Newbury, Vermont 05051

(802) 866-5458


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