Resolution J1447-2013

Honoring Professor Louis Asekoff upon the occasion of his designation as a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Professor Louis Asekoff upon the occa-
sion of his designation as a  recipient  of  the  Guggenheim  Fellowship
Award

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through  their  exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community and their profession; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Professor Louis Asekoff upon the occasion of his designation as a recip-
ient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award; and
  WHEREAS, A Professor in English at Brooklyn College, Louis Asekoff was
one of three Brooklyn College professors  who  were  among  175  winners
chosen from nearly 3,000 American and Canadian contenders from the arts,
sciences and humanities; he along with the other two faculty members are
from Brooklyn College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program;
and
  WHEREAS,  Louis  Asekoff, who taught at Brooklyn College for 42 years,
will turn poems inspired by his journals into a book  or  possibly  two,
called  CLERMONT,  named  after the Columbia County town where he lives;
his award will also go toward the work  on  a  poetry  book  called  THE
VANISHING HAND; and
  WHEREAS,  Graduating  with  a  B.A.  degree in English/Philosophy from
Bowdoin College, and an M.A. degree in English and  American  Literature
from  Brandeis University, Professor Louis Asekoff has written the books
DREAMS OF A WORK and NORTH STAR; his poems have been published in AMERI-
CAN POETRY REVIEW, POETRY, THE NEW YORKER, and other  literary  publica-
tions; and
  WHEREAS, A specialist in modernist and postmodernist poetry, and poet-
ics, Professor Louis Asekoff's awards include the Jerome Shestack Prize,
AMERICAN  POETRY  REVIEW; in addition, he received an NYFA Fellowship in
1998 and an NEA Fellowship in 1998; and
  WHEREAS, A writer of other  books  and  publications,  and  affiliated
numerous  creative  works, Professor Louis Asekoff was nominated for the
Pushcart Prize in 2007; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative  Body  that  individuals
who distinguish themselves in their profession, dedicating themselves to
its  enhancement  and  leading it in new directions, are an asset beyond
remuneration and cannot be sufficiently extolled; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Professor Louis Asekoff upon the occasion of his designation as a
recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Professor Louis Asekoff.

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