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DU poet wins Colorado Book Award

DU English Professor Bin Ramke has received a Colorado Book Award for his recent offering, Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems (Omnidawn, 2009).

The awards, given out by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book, were announced June 25 in Aspen, Colo. The awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors and photographers in a number of categories. This year 146 books were entered in 13 categories. Ramke was recognized in the poetry category.

“This award was gratifying because of the quality of the other books under consideration,” Ramke says. “I am pleased to be associated with the Colorado Center for the Book and the Colorado Humanities — it is good for us who work in colleges and universities to be reminded of the accomplished and dedicated people also engaged in literature and scholarship in the rest of the community.”

Ramke has been with DU since 1985 and currently teaches poetry to undergraduate and graduate students. He also edits the Denver Quarterly and has authored an additional nine books of poetry.

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