Poetry News

Elyse Fenton wins 2010 Dylan Thomas prize

By Harriet Staff

The University of Wales has just announced that Clamor, a first book by Philadelphia poet Elyse Fenton, has won the Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 30:

American poet Elyse Fenton has been awarded this year’s £30,000 ($48,000) University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize for Clamor, her striking collection of 21st century war poetry.

Clamor, which was written in part while Fenton’s husband was deployed as a medic in Baghdad, is the first book of poetry ever to have won the title. She is the third person to have picked up the award, following Australian Nam Le with The Boat in 2008 and Welsh Rachel Trezise with Fresh Apples in 2006.


Originally Published: December 1st, 2010