Ken McCullough has received numerous awards for his poetry including the Academy of American Poets Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pablo Neruda Award, and a Galway Kinnell Poetry Prize. Most recently, he received grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Jerome Foundation to continue translating the work of Cambodian poet U Sam Oeur, survivor of the Pol Pot regime. Sacred Vows, a bilingual edition of U's poetry with McCullough's translations, was published in 1998. U's autobiography (co-written with McCullough), Crossing Three Wildernesses, was published in 2005. McCullough's most recent books of poetry are Obsidian Point (2003), Walking Backward (2005), and Broken Gates, forthcoming.
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