Alan Michael Parker has received numerous awards for his writing, including the 2017 Brockman-Campbell Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society for The Ladder (an annual prize for the best book of poetry published in the state), along with three Pushcart Prizes, the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review, the 2013 and the 2014 Randall Jarrell Award, the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the 2012 North Carolina Book Award for Long Division. His 2011 novel, Whale Man, was shortlisted for the 2011 ForeWord Reviews’s Book of the Year Award in the category of Literary Fiction. His essay, Beach House as Nostalgia Museum, was named a Notable Essay by the editors of the 2013 Best American Essays. His most recent fellowships include residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He has recently been called “a general beacon of brilliance” by Time Out, New York.