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Bob Hicok

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Bob Hicok is an American poet, born in 1960. He currently is an associate professor of creative writing at Virginia Tech. He is from Michigan and before teaching owned and ran a successful automotive die design business.

His first book, The Legend of Light, (1995) was chosen by Carolyn Kizer for the 1995 Felix Pollak Prize. This book, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, was later chosen an ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year. Plus Shipping followed in 1998. His 2001 release, Animal Soul, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has published two other books -- Insomnia Diary (2004) and This Clumsy Living (2007), both with the University of ... more »

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  • Joseph Harlacher (2/24/2014 8:44:00 PM)

    bob (-! *? I am listening with a wink. just read the dimension to love poem it was delicious when I read about the cromodynamics I started laughing out loud. such is the nature of emotions all my poetry is about still snapshots of one page emotion... sorta impressionistic. if you read some enjoy.

  • Deanne Hart (7/11/2013 9:13:00 AM)

    Just discovered Bob Hicok in recent New Yorker. Varieties of Cool. all about grapes, and a friend with a cough that became an acronym. Great stuff.

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