“Night Palace,” a poem by Laura Marris (Poetry 2013) is a winner of the 2013 New England Poetry Club Daniel Varoujan Award, judged by Aaron Poochigian. According to the New England Poetry Club’s website, the prize “is in honor of Daniel Varoujan, a poet killed by the Turks in the genocide which destroyed three-fourths of the Armenian population. It is funded by Diana Der-Hovanessian’s royalties from her translations of his work.”
Laura Marris graduated from Yale in 2010. At BU she was a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and the winner of the Hurley Award for a poet in the graduating poetry MFA class. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Meridian, H.O.W., and Freq.uenci.es.