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John T. Irwin

IrwinJohnJOHN T. IRWIN, the Decker Professor of the Humanities and past chairman of the Writing Seminars, has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Christian Gauss Prize from Phi Beta Kappa, and the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association. In 2005, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Under his pen name, John Bricuth, Dr. Irwin has published three books of poetry, the most recent being a 4,500-line narrative poem set in divorce court, entitled As Long As It’s Big. He has also published three books of literary criticism, with a fourth book on hard-boiled fiction and film noir published in 2006. Serving as general editor of the Johns Hopkins Press Short Fiction and Poetry Series since its founding in 1979, Dr. Irwin is currently working on a verse play and in 2012 delivered the Turnbull Lecture on the subject of his new book, Hart Crane’s Poetry: Appollinaire lived in Paris, I live in Cleveland, Ohio, recently published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.