Gregory Orr has received a number of awards and fellowships for his poetry, beginning with a Discovery Award from the Poetry Center of the Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association and the University and College Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, both in 1970. He was a junior fellow of the Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan from 1972 to 1975, a Guggenheim Fellow from 1977 to 1978, and a National Endowment for the Arts fellow in 1978-1979 and 1989-1990. He was also a Fulbright Scholar and a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence, and received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003. The Blessing was chosen as one of the fifty best nonfiction works of 2002 by Publishers Weekly. He received the Rebecca Rice Award from Antioch College in 2009 and a Pushcart Prize in 2010. His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Field, Harper’s, The Nation, The Paris Review, and Poetry, among many other publications.