Edwin Frank, Woodman Family Foundation Board member and longtime friend, honored with the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts by the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Congratulations to Edwin Frank, Woodman Family Foundation Board member and longtime friend, on being honored with the Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a distinguished poet, founder and editor of New York Review Books Classics, and editorial director of New York Review Books. Frank's fellow recipients of the Academy's highest honors for excellence in the arts this year are Adrienne Kennedy, Kara Walker, Anna Deveare Smith, and Phillip Lopate.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, in 1960, Edwin Frank graduated from Harvard College, received a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, and studied art history at Columbia University. He has published numerous poems and essays in journals and is the author of the poetry collections The Further Adventures of Pinocchio, Stack, and Snake Train. In 1999, Frank founded New York Review Books Classics, a publisher of forgotten classics and new translations. He has worked as editor of its Classics series for over 20 years. His choice of overlooked excellent titles from all languages presented in handsome paperback editions has added to the world’s pool of excellent literature.
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