Boston University Poet to Receive T.s. Eliot Award on September 23

in Humanities/Social Science, News Releases, University Affairs, University Professors
September 22nd, 2000

Contact: Laura Mikols, 617-353-3666 | lmikols@bu.edu

(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University professor Geoffrey Hill, a prolific poet and essayist in the British tradition of moral and historical awareness, will receive the T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing. The Ingersoll Foundation will present the $25,000 award during a symposium September 23 at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

The Ingersoll Foundation instituted the Ingersoll Awards, including the T.S. Eliot Award, in 1983 to honors writers who have extolled in their work the values of truth, faith, integrity, reason, conscience and tradition.

Hill, a professor of literature and religion in the University Professors program, has written widely on the virtues of conscientiousness and morality; he is the author of numerous books and essays. His new book, Speech! Speech! will be released on November 1 by Counterpoint Press.

Since 1999, the Bradley Institute for the Study of Christian Culture at Belmont Abbey College has administered the Ingersoll Awards.

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