Richard Tillinghast

Richard Tillinghast

Richard Tillinghast has published twelve books of poetry and five of nonfiction. In 2010 he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in poetry in addition to a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in translation for Dirty August (Kirli Agustos), his versions of poems by the Turkish poet, Edip Cansever, written in collaboration with his daughter, the poet Julia Clare Tillinghast. He has taught at UC Berkeley, Harvard, Sewanee, and the University of Michigan and currently teaches part-time in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program. His 2012 travel book, An Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul, published by Haus in London, was nominated for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His fifth nonfiction work, Journeys into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places, has just come out from the University of Tennessee Press. He lived in Ireland from 2005-2011, and currently divides his time between Sewanee, Tennessee, and the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii.