Hiram College

Assistant Professor of English Mary Quade has received a 2010 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her poetry. This year the awards were given to around 30 artists within the following disciplines: choreography, criticism, fiction/non-fiction, music composition, playwriting/screenplays and poetry. Quade says, “the application consisted of 13 poems, ranging in subject matter from the placement of the polar bear on the threatened species list to the toys in the Toy Hall of Fame. In my application, I describe the poems as examing ‘losses—personal, cultural, and global. [The] poems question wistfulness for innocence, and suggest a danger in romanticizing the simple in order to escape our own guilt in the present.'”

Quade also received an OAC Individual Excellence Award in 2006.

To see description of the awards, go here.