Grant Hier, Laguna College of Art and Design Chair Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Grant Hier

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.

"It is wonderful just to be nominated and associated with such company," Hier said.

Previous Pushcart Prize honorees include such notable names as Raymond Carver, Junot Diaz, Kathy Acker, Andre Dubus, William H. Gass, Tim O'Brien and Kay Ryan - Poet Laureates, MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipients, New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, PEN/O. Henry and PEN/Faulkner Award, plus many others.

"I am honored beyond words," said Hier. "This is a dream come true."

"We are thrilled to see Grant's work receive the national attention and accolades it deserves," said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. "His work reveals an artist's eye for detail as well as a passion for his community and our shared history. Not only is he dedicated to his writing, but also to his students, who look to him for guidance and inspiration. We are very fortunate that Grant is part of our LCAD family." Hier has taught at LCAD since 1998.

In February 2015, Hier's book-length poem, "Untended Garden-Histories and Reinhabitation in Suburbia," was published by The Poetry Press and awarded the 2014 Prize Americana.

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Founded in 1961, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) is one of the top art and design schools in the nation. LCAD offers undergraduate degrees (BFA) in Animation, Design + Digital Media, Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Game Art and Illustration, as well as Master of Fine Arts degrees (MFA) in Drawing and Painting and Game Development. Named by NIKE as one of the top three design schools in the world, LCAD is closely partnered with industry leaders such as Blizzard Entertainment, Disney Animation, DreamWorks, FOX, Hurley International, NIKE, VANS, Warner Brothers Animation and more.

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