Theodore H. Genoways '94

Ted Genoways has already accomplished much in his relatively short career as an author and editor. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1994, Ted earned an MF from Texas Tech University in 1996, an MAF from the University of Virginia in 1999, and is currently expecting the completion of his PhD from the University of Iowa in the spring of 2007.

He is the author of Bullroarer: A Sequence (Northeastern, 2001), winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award, and the Nebraska Book Award. His other awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2003 NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two Guy Owen Poetry Prizes from Southern Poetry Review. His second manuscript of poems, Anna, washing, has been a finalist for the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Poetry Award and the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize. Poems from that manuscript have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, and American Literary Review. Newer poems from his third manuscript in progress have appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Partisan Review, The Progressive, and Southern Review. He is the author of three chapbooks: The Dead Have a Way of Returning (Brooding Heron, 1997), The Cow Caught in the Ice (Soundpost, 1999), and Anna, washing (Parallel Press, 2001).

Genoways is also the editor of five books: Joseph Kalar's Papermill: Poems, 1927-1935 (Illinois, 2007), Hard Time: Life in a State Prison, 1849-1914 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002), The Selected Poems of Miguel Hernández (Chicago, 2001), A Perfect Picture of Hell: Eyewitness Accounts by Civil War Prisoners from the 12th Iowa (Iowa, 2001), and Burning the Hymnal: The Uncollected Poems of William Kloefkorn (Slow Tempo, 1994). He is currently editing a volume of Kloefkorn’s new and selected poems for publication by the University of Nebraska Press in 2007.

He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he edits Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Since taking over the journal in 2003, Genoways has received the 2004 Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement and 2005 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, both from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and a Silver Award for Editorial Achievement from FOLIO: magazine. He has also received an unprecedented eight National Magazine Award nominations, and in May 2006 became the first editor of a quarterly publication to ever win two National Magazine Awards in a single year.