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Bread Loaf Faculty Member and poet Gwyneth Lewis was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire Jubilee Honor for her services to literature. This high honor, bestowed by the British Monarch on the occasion of her birthday, recognizes an individual’s outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long-term, significant impact. Lewis is an award-winning poet in both Welsh and English and has published numerous books of poetry as well as the memoirs Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book about Depression (Harper Perennial, 2002) and Two in a Boat: A Marital Rite of Passage (Fourth Estate, 2005). Lewis was National Poet of Wales 2005-06, the first to be awarded the laureateship, and she was the 2016 Robert Frost Professor of Literature at the Bread Loaf School of English.