Bob Hicok (born 1960) is an American poet and academic.
Hicok was born in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
His poems have appeared in the Southern Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review and the American Poetry Review, as well as in 4 volumes of The Best American Poetry and 3 times in the Pushcart Prize anthology.
His 1st book of poetry, The Legend of Light (1995), won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was chosen as an American Library Association Booklist Notable Book of the Year.
- 1995 Felix Pollak Prize for The Legend of Light chosen by Carolyn Kizer
- 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship 
- two NEA Fellowships
- 2008 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for "This Clumsy Living".
- Bearing Witness: Poems. Detroit, MI: Ridgeway Press, 1991.
- The Legend of Light. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
- Plus Shipping: Poems. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 1998.
- Animal Soul: Poems. Montpelier, VT: Invisible Cities Press, 2001.
- Insomnia Diary. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.
- This Clumsy Living. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007.
- Words For Empty And Words For Full. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
- Elegy Owed. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2013.
- Sex & Love &. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2016.
- William J. Walsh, ed (2006). "Man of the House". Under the rock umbrella: contemporary American poets, 1951-1977. Mercer University Press. ISBN 9780881460476. http://books.google.com/books?id=iiG_MOtag50C&pg=PA163&dq=bob+hicok+pushcart&cd=8#v=onepage&q=bob%20hicok%20pushcart&f=false.
- Garrison Keillor, ed (2006). "Calling him back from layoff". Good Poems for Hard Times. Penguin Group. ISBN 9780143037675. http://books.google.com/books?id=Ap2kpWhee8cC&pg=PA43&dq=bob+hicok&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=3#v=onepage&q=bob%20hicok&f=false.
- Charles Wright, David Lehman, ed (2008). "Oh my pa-pa". The Best American Poetry 2008. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743299756. http://books.google.com/books?id=xIQtFKnRcpcC&pg=PT71&dq=bob+hicok&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=4#v=onepage&q=bob%20hicok&f=false.
- Billy Collins, ed (2003). "Alzheimer's". Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry. Random House, Inc.. ISBN 9780812968873. http://books.google.com/books?id=ssxHjRNX9-QC&pg=RA1-PA32&dq=bob+hicok&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=9#v=onepage&q=bob%20hicok&f=false.
- Billy Collins, ed (2005). "To Roanoke with Johnny Cash". 180 more: extraordinary poems for every day. Random House, Inc.. ISBN 9780812972962. http://books.google.com/books?id=LBD3cfm2_dcC&pg=RA1-PA263&dq=bob+hicok&lr=&as_brr=3&cd=7#v=onepage&q=bob%20hicok&f=false.
- Bill Henderson, ed (2000). The Pushcart prize XXX, 2006: best of the small presses. Pushcart Press. ISBN 9781888889215.
- Bill Henderson, ed (2004). The Pushcart Prize XXIX 2005: Best of the Small Presses. W. W. Norton & Company Limited. ISBN 9781888889390.
- David Wagoner, David Lehman, ed (2009). The Best American Poetry 2009. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743299770.
- David Walker, ed (2006). American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets. Oberlin College Press. ISBN 9780932440280.
Audio / videoEdit
- Bob Hicock (DVD). Loyola University Maryland Event Services, 2010.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bob Hicok, Academy of American Poets. Poets. org, Web, May 12, 2018.
- ↑ Bob Hicok b. 1960, Poetry Foundation, Web.
- ↑ Poets and Writers, Feb. 1, 2001.
- ↑ Guggenheim Foundation 2008 Fellows
- ↑ Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry - Poetry (Library of Congress)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Search results = au:Bob Hicok, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 12, 2018.
- Poem: "The Smiths, as I understand them", Guernica.
- "In These Times" - "Poet Hicok Reflects on Economic Hardships in Mich.", April 30, 2009, Newshour, PBS
- Bob Hicok profile & 3 poems at the Academy of American Poets.
- Bob Hicok b. 1960 at the Poetry Foundation
- Bob Hicok at Amazon.com
- "Bob Hicok", Caffeine Destiny
- Is a Pepper Steak a Steak Made of Pepper? An interview with Bob Hicok
- "Poets Q & A with Bob Hicok", August 2005, smartish pace
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