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2017 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Finalists Announced

By Harriet Staff


One of the poet prizes you've been waiting for, dear readers! The Kingsley Tufts poetry award supports a mid-career poet with a generous prize of $100,000, while the $10,000 Kate Tufts Award "honors the first poetry volume published by a poet of particular promise. Both awards honor volumes published the previous year." And now for those finalists, courtesy of Claremont Graduate University:

Vievee Francis
Forest Primeval (Northwestern UP)

Tyehimba Jess
Olio (Wave Books)

Ada Limon
Bright Dead Things (Milkweed)

Jamaal May
The Big Book of Exit Strategies (Alice James Books)

Patrick Rosal
Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea Books)

And the Kate Tufts finalists:

Derrick Austin
Trouble the Water (BOA Editions)

Rickey Laurentiis
Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Jordan Rice
Constellarium (Orison Books)

Ocean Vuong
Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press)

Phillip B. Williams
Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books)

Head to CGU to read up on the finalists. Congrats to all!