The Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor
John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought and the College
Rosanna Warren is an acclaimed poet, whose research interests include translation, literary biography, literature and the visual arts, and relations between classical and modern literature.
Her second collection of poetry, Stained Glass, received a Lamont Poetry Selection award from the American Academy of Poets in 1993. Her most recent book of poems is Ghost in a Red Hat, published in 2011. She is also the author of a book of literary criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry, published in 2008.
Warren is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Among her numerous honors are a Pushcart Prize, the Witter Byner Poetry Prize, the Sara Teasdale Award in Poetry, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. During 2008 and 2009, Warren was a fellow of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
She graduated from Yale University in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in painting and received an MA from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University in 1980. Warren will be on leave during the 2012–13 academic year, returning to campus in Autumn Quarter 2013.
Warren joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.