Angel, Ralph

Ralph Angel is the author of four books of poetry, including Neither World (Miami, 1995), Twice Removed (Sarabande, 2001), winner of the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets, and Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006 (Sarabande, 2006), winner of the 2007 PEN USA Poetry Award. He also translated Federico García Lorca’s collection, Poema del cante jondo [Poem of the Deep Song]. Other recent awards include a gift from the Elgin Cox Trust, a Pushcart Prize, a Gertrude Stein Award, the Willis Barnstone Poetry Translation Prize, a Fulbright Foundation fellowship and the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association. [bio updated 2011]