University Professor Jahan Ramazani and Edgar F. Shannon is an English professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of five books: Poetry and its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres (2013); A Transnational Poetics (2009), which won the 2011 Harry Levin Award of the American Comparative Literature Society for the best book in comparative literary history published between 2008 and 2010; The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (2001); Poetry of Mourning (2001); and Poetry of Mourning (2001). He's a co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) and The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006, 2012), as well as an associate editor of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012). He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, the Modern Language Association's William Riley Parker Prize, and the University of Virginia's highest distinction, the Thomas Jefferson Award. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.