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UCSB Professor Edgar Bowers Wins Bollingen Poetry Prize

Edgar Bowers, a poet and professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry at Yale University. The prize, established at the Yale library by the Bollingen Foundation in 1949, is given every two years to one or more living American poets for the best collection published during that period or a body of poetry extending over several years. The honor includes a cash award of $10,000.

Bowers is the author of books of poetry including “A Form of Loss” (1956), “The Astronomers” (1965) and “Living Together: New and Selected Poems” (1973). His new collection, “For Louis Pasteur,” will be published this fall by Princeton University Press.


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