Alan Shapiro

Alan Shapiro, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has published ten books of poems: After the Digging (Elpenor Books, 1981), The Courtesy (University of Chicago Press, 1983), Happy Hour (U. of Chicago Press, 1987) which won the 1987 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Covenant (U. of Chicago Press, 1991), and Mixed Company (U. of Chicago Press, 1996), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry.