SALEM, MA- Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll was awarded the Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art at the Yale Club in New York City on Friday, May 17.
Established in Brussels, Belgium in 2016 the Homer European Medal is a juried award celebrating artistry and literature for which Doll was awarded the Chamber of Medal.
Doll, who received her doctorate in Hispanic studies from Brown University, is one of five Americans to have received the Chamber of Medal and was nominated by poet, publisher and Homer Laureate winner Stanley H. Barkan for her distinguished services as an original poet and translator of Catalan and Spanish Poetry.
The world languages and cultures professor’s collection of original poetry publications as well as translation works is extensive and she has been published in eight countries, including Australia, Spain, and Romania.
Doll’s second book of poetry “The Light of Ordinary Days,” which showcases her recent poetry in English and several of her translation from Catalan, is in press. Her poem “My Friends,” which is included in this collection, was nominated for the American Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
“Visual arts and communicative arts allows us to express our emotions and explore our experiences; for me that is poetry and translation,” Doll said. “Through translation I’m giving another person’s voice a new audience.”
To learn more about Doll’s publications, visit her webpage on the Salem State website at directory.salemstate.edu/profile/kristine.doll.
About Salem State University:
Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty, Salem State was named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2011 and for the 2016-2017 academic year. The university is designated a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education and a Best for Vets College by Military Times. Salem State proudly participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and has shown a student voting rate well above the national average, earning the university a silver seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.