Special Recognition: Rick Barot
The Humanities Division is very proud to honor Rick Barot for what can only be described as a magical year. Rick, who teaches courses in poetry and directs the Rainier Writing Workshop, has long been recognized across campus as a brilliant teacher, scholar, and colleague. And now it seems the rest of the world knows our secret.
Rick was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and his amazing collection of poetry, Chord, has been honored with the Pen/Open Book Award, Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Prize, and the 2016 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas. Chord was also a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.