Poetry News

Jorie Graham Honored With 2017 Wallace Stevens Award

By Harriet Staff
Jorie Graham

Big news in poetry today: Jorie Graham takes home the Wallace Stevens Award, which is given annually by the Academy of American Poets to honor a poet's lifetime mastery in the art. The award comes with a prize of $100,000. The Academy also recognized Ed Roberson for distinguished poetic achievement with an Academy of American Poets Fellowship; Patrick Rosal with the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, which recognizes the best book of 2016, for Brooklyn Antediluvian; Thomas E. Peterson with a translation award for his work on Italian poet Franco Fortini; and Sam Sax was honored for best second book of poetry for his collection Bury It. You can find bit more on this portfolio of prizes at the Washington Post. Congrats to all!