Poetry News

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Finalists Announced

By Harriet Staff
Kingsly and Kate Tufts

Yesterday, Claremont Graduate University announced the finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize. The Kingsley is awarded to a mid-career poet and comes with a prize of $100,000, while the Kate recognizes a first, promising book, with an award of $10,000. And the finalists are... for the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize:

Ari Banias, Anybody (W.W. Norton)

Donika Kelly, Bestiary (Graywolf Press)

Layli Long Soldier, Whereas (Graywolf Press)

Tommy Pico, IRL (Birds, LLC)

Mai Der Vang, Afterland (Graywolf Press)

And for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award:

Kathy Fagan, Sycamore (Milkweed)

Ishion Hutchinson, House of Lords and Commons (FSG)

Paisley Rekdal, Imaginary Vessels (Copper Canyon Press)

Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art: Poems (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern UP)

Monica Youn, Blackacre (Graywolf Press)

This year's finalists were selected by a committee led by none other than our own Don Share, Editor of Poetry magazine. When the winners are announced, we'll be sure to let you know. Congrats to all!