Poet, essayist and biographer Robert Polito will be presented with the 2013 Alumni Award for Artistic Achievement on Apr. 26 at Boston College’s annual Arts Festival. Polito is being honored by the University’s Arts Council for his distinguished career in the arts which includes his collections of poetry, Hollywood & God and Doubles. His book Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in Criticism. This summer, he will become president of the Poetry Foundation. On Apr. 25, Polito will give a public reading of his work on campus at 6:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 305.