G. C. Waldrep

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G. C. Waldrep
BornGeorge Calvin Waldrep III
South Boston, Virginia
EducationHarvard University;
Duke University;
University of Iowa

G. C. Waldrep (born George Calvin Waldrep III; 1968) is an American poet and historian.


Waldrep was born in South Boston, Virginia. He earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees in History at Harvard University and Duke University, respectively, before receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.[1]

He was visiting professor at Kenyon College,[2] and editor of Kenyon Review. He currently teaches at Bucknell University,[3] where he directs the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and edits the journal West Branch.[3] He also serves as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.[4]

His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, New American Writing,[5] American Letters & Commentary, Seneca Review,[6] Tin House, Quarterly West, Octopus, Harper's, Gulf Coast[7] and elsewhere.

He wrote an article about an area of Old Order life that no other scholar had covered and was thus widely received.[clarification needed][8]

In 2010 he was appointed to be the final judge of the Akron Poetry Prize.[9]

In 2012, he co-edited the poetry anthology The Arcadia Project.[10]

He is a member of the Old Order River Brethren.[11]


  • Academy of American Poets
  • North Carolina Arts Council
  • 2001 Illinois Prize for history
  • 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry, for Goldbeater's Skin
  • 2005 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize
  • 2006 Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, Poetry Society of America
  • 2007 NEA grant [2]
  • 2008 Dorset Prize, for Archicembalo




  1. ^ "Could Not Find - Authors - BOA Editions". boaeditions.org. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ a b National Endowment for the Arts. "NEA Writers' Corner: G.C. Waldrep". Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ a b "G. C. Waldrep || Bucknell University". Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  4. ^ "Masthead". kenyonreview.org. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  5. ^ New American Writing. Oink! Press. 2006. ISSN 0893-7842. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  6. ^ Hobart Student Association; Hobart College; William Smith College; William Smith Student Association (2005). The Seneca Review. Hobart Student Association. ISSN 0037-2145. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  7. ^ G.C. Waldrep. "Tea Ceremony". Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  8. ^ The New Order Amish and Para-Amish Groups: Spiritual Renewal Within Tradition, in The Mennonite Quarterly Review 3 (2008), pages 396–426.
  9. ^ "The University of Akron : 2014 Akron Poetry Prize Winner". uakron.edu. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  10. ^ [1] "The Arcadia Project".
  11. ^ G.C. Waldrep: The New Order Amish And Para-Amish Groups: Spiritual Renewal Within Tradition, in The Mennonite Quarterly Review 3 (2008), page 417.

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