Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature and Language

Past Visitors, by Award

Since 1978, the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation has brought to campus –
(note: dates in parentheses are Hendrix visit dates)
             
Nobel Laureate
Seamus Heaney (1984, 1990)
 
Pulitzer Prize winners (one of whom won it twice)
Howard Nemerov (1987)
Carolyn Kizer (1988)
Charles Gordone (1991)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)
N. Scott Momaday (1997)
Richard Wilbur (twice) (1998)
Jonathan Yardley (1998)
Rita Dove (1999)
Yusef Komunyakaa (2000)
Stephen Greenblatt (2003)
Ted Kooser (2006)
Jane Smiley (2006)
Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)
Art Spiegelman (2009)
Jorie Graham (2009)
Louise Glück (2013)
                       
National Book Award winners
Ellen Gilchrist (1982)
Maya Angelou (1983)
Barry Lopez (twice) (1985, 2006)
Richard Wilbur (1998)
Howard Nemerov (twice) (1987)
Virginia Hamilton (1985)
Allen Ginsberg (1986)
Tim O’Brien (2003)
Stephen Greenblatt (2003)
Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)
Louise Glück (2013)
 
U.S. Poets Laureate
Marvin Bell (1985)
Howard Nemerov (1987)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)
Richard Wilbur (1998)
Rita Dove (1999)
Robert Pinsky (2001)
Donald Hall (2004)
Ted Kooser (2006)
Louise Glück (2013)
   
American Book Award winners
Ellen Gilchrist (1982)  
Martin Bernal (1991)
Dana Gioa (1992)       
Ed Sanders (1993)
Gerald Graff (2000)
Li-Young Lee (2003)
Frank Chin (2009)
Art Spiegelman (2009)
Luis Urrea (2011)
John Wideman (2011)
Arthur Sze (2013)
 
National Book Critics Circle Award winners
John Gardner (1979)
Reynolds Price (1982, 1985)
Barry Lopez (1985, 2006)
Donald Hall (2004)
Jane Smiley (2006)
Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)
Louise Glück (2013)
C.D. Wright (2013)
 
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award winners
Denise Levertov (1980)
Miller Williams (1984, 1995)
Barry Lopez (1985, 2006)
Howard Nemerov (1987)
Carolyn Kizer (1988)
Romulus Linney (1994)
N. Scott Momaday (1997)
Richard Wilbur (1998)
Yusef Komunyakaa (2000)
Robert PInsky (2001)
Tim O’Brien (2003)
Jane Smiley (2006)
Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)
Maxine Hong Kingston (2008)
Lydia Davis (2010)
Dan Welcher (2013)
Louise Glück (2013)
   
Man-Booker Prize winners
Lydia Davis (2010)
Michael Ondaatje (2012)
 
Obie Award winners
Charles Gordone (1991)
Romulus Linney (1994)
           
John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Fellowships (“Genius Grants”)
Suzan-Lori Parks (2007)
Jorie Graham (2009)
Lydia Davis (2010)
John Edgar Wideman (2011)
C. D. Wright (2013)
 
National Poetry Series Award winner
Karen Swenson (2002)
 
National Critics Award winner
Romulus Linney  (1994)
 
National Book Foundation Medal winner
Gwendolyn Brooks (1994)