Rick P. Barot, Associate Professor of English, Director of MFA Program
- Winner of the PEN Open Book Award
- Winner of the UNT Rilke Prize
- Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
- Shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize
"At his best, Barot seamlessly weaves history, image, and etymology in ways that offer the reader new eyes to see language and the world it describes....Barot's poems transfix and transform through his remarkable ability to pack and unpack narratives within the space of an image."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review