HeatherUpworthy has posted a piece on faculty member Heather McHugh and her nonprofit Caregifted:

Imagine you won half a million dollars for being a genius.

Heather did.

Heather McHugh is a poet from Seattle. She is also a genius.

The MacArthur Foundation gave her over $600,000 in unrestricted grant money for her poetry, which the foundation calls “intellectually challenging, yet emotionally engaging verse that balances gravity with humor.”

Winners of this “genius grant” can do whatever they want with the cash.

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