Category: Poetry Publications

Katherine Hollander wins Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

We’re so excited for Kate Hollander, who recently won the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for her collection My German Dictionary!  Waywiser Press will publish the book this fall, when Kate will read alongside Charles Wright at the Shakespeare Folger Library. Please click here to read two poems from My German Dictionary.  Below, Kate took […]

Class of 2018 Poets Publish Anthology

Last year’s MFA poetry class was a particularly tightknit group, the kind that rooted for each other and hung out together both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to workshops every week, they could often be found having lunch and doing yoga in room 222!  The poets decided to put together a book of […]

Rebecca Levi wins Mick Imlah award

We’re so proud of Rebecca Levi (Poetry ’18) who recently won third place in the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize!  The winning poem is called “December 31st” and was published in The Times Literary Supplement. Rebecca says: The thing about living in Colombia is that poems happen to you all the time. On December 31, 2017, they really did slaughter […]

Poet Caitlin Doyle Awarded Pushcart Prize Special Mention

“The Dress Code,” a poem by Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008), which originally appeared in The Yale Review, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of the Small Presses (W.W. Norton & Co, 2019). The Pushcart Prize series honors the best literary work published each year by small presses around the country. Caitlin is in impressive […]

Tara Skurtu gives TED talk

Big news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who gave a TEDx Talk in Romania earlier this summer!  Entitled “Unlearning Uncreativity,” the lecture took place at TEDxEroilor in Cluj, a city in the Transylvania region of Romania. In addition, the Romanian translation of Tara’s book The Amoeba Game was recently published by one of Romania’s main […]

Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem: “Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each […]

Emily Yaremchuk and Eric McHenry win Mick Imlah Poetry Awards

We’re so proud to announce that two of our poets have won prizes in the Mick Imlah Poetry Awards!  Emily Yaremchuk (Poetry ’18) and Eric McHenry (Poetry ’97) tied for second place–Emily for her poem “Tabula Rasa,” and Eric for his poem “Picking a Prophet.” Emily (pictured), who is in this year’s MFA class, told us about the […]

Tara Skurtu launches The Amoeba Game in the US

We’re so proud of Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who’s launching her book of poetry, The Amoeba Game, in the US this month!  The book was published last fall and launched in London in October. Tara’s reading schedule is below.  We hope to see some alumni at these events! Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7 PM Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge, […]

D.M. Aderibigbe published in The Nation

D.M. “Dami” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16) has just published his poem “Oedipus” in The Nation!  Congrats, Dami!  We also had the chance to ask the poet some questions, below: What was the process of writing this poem? By the way, I love the rhythmic repetition of “By that I mean.” The process for writing this poem was kind […]

Laura Marris’ upcoming readings

We’re so excited for Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) whose translations are forthcoming this fall!  Laura traveled to France on her Global Fellowship in 2013, where she translated a book by (and spent time with!) the Breton poet Paol Keineg.  Since then, she’s been hard at work on a few translations as well as her own poetry.  […]