Pew Fellow, 1995
Susan Stewart is a poet, scholar, and translator. She is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and a professor of English at Princeton University, where she is a member of the Associated Faculty of the Department of Art and Archaeology and serves as the editor of the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. She has published many books of poetry, including The Forest and Columbarium, as well as books of criticism, such as Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, which received both the Christian Gauss and Truman Capote awards for literary criticism. She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin, as well as two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received a Lila Wallace Individual Writer’s Award and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and she was elected as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2005. Stewart earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, her MA from Johns Hopkins University, and her BA from Dickinson College.