A former winner of the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, Richard Lyons received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, an M.F.A. from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D from the University of Houston. He has published poems in numerous journals among them The Nation, Poetry, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The North American Review. In 1988, Deborah Digges selected his first collection These Modern Nights (to order e-mail email@example.com) as a Devins Award winner in the University of Missouri Press Breakthrough Series. In 2000, Richard Howard selected his second collection Hours of the Cardinal (available at www.sc.edu/uscpress) for the James Dickey Contemporary Poets Series at the University of South Carolina Press. His collection Fleur Carnivore was selected winner of the 2005 Washington prize.
Ph.D. University of Houston
M.F.A. University of Arizona
B.A. University of Massachusetts
Creative writing, poetry
- Form and Theory of Poetry
- Special Topic: William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, and Wallace Stevens
- Craft of Poetry
Winner of the 2005 Washington Prize, presented by Word Works.
Winner of the University of South Carolina Press James Dickey Award.
Winner of the University of Missouri Press Devins Award.