April 22, 2008

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Posted April 22, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — G.C. Waldrep, assistant professor of English at Bucknell University, has received the 2007 Dorset Prize for his manuscript Archicembalo.

The Dorset Prize includes $10,000, publication by Tupelo Press in 2009 and international distribution by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and Small Press Distribution.

Waldrep, who joined the Bucknell faculty in 2007, is the author of two full-length collections of poems – Goldbeater's Skin (2003) and Disclamor (2007) – as well as a chapbook, The Batteries (2006).

His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and New American Writing.

He is also the author of Southern Workers and the Search for Community, a historical monograph on the lives of Southern textile workers during the early 20th century.

Waldrep teaches creative writing and directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. He holds a doctorate from Duke University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

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