Eric Pankey Papers
The Eric Pankey Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence (1984-1995); poetry drafts; materials toward Apocrypha, For the New Year, Heartwood, and This Reliquary World; manuscripts towards essays, readings, reviews, and introductions; manuscripts by others; notebooks and journals; print material; and various ephemera including reading announcements, photographs, clippings, and notes.
- Pankey, Eric, 1959- (Person)
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Eric Pankey (1959 - ) is an American poet and artist. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Pankey received his BA from the University of Missouri at Columbia (1981) and his MFA from the University of Iowa (1983). He then began teaching English at the high school level and writing poetry, essays, and reviews in his spare time. In 1987, Pankey joined the faculty of Washington University at St. Louis, where he served as Director of the Creative Writing Program. He currently teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program at George Mason University.
Pankey’s first collection of poems, For the New Year (1984), was selected as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award by the Academy of American Poets. He is the author of Trace (2013); The Pear As One Example: New and Selected Poems, 1984—2008 (2008); Reliquaries (2005); Oracle Figures (2003); Cenotaph (2000); The Late Romances (1997); Apocrypha (1991); and Heartwood (1988). His poems have also been published in several anthologies including Poets Against the War (2003) and The Poetry Anthology, 1912—2002 (2004). His essay, “Meditative Spaces," was included in Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2007). He is the editor of This Particular Eden: The 1992 Missouri Arts Council Writers’ Biennial and is the co-editor, along with Jeb Livingood, of Best New Poets 2006.
His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.
Method of Acquisition
Accession number 1980. Purchase, May 11, 1994
Accession number 22909. Purchase, date unknown
Accession number 2013. 012. Gift of Eric Pankey, June 14, 2011
Accession number 2013. 013. Gift of Eric Pankey, December 17, 2012
- Pankey, Eric, 1959- (Person)
- Eric Pankey Papers
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- 2021 April 14: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US