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2017 Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Finalists Announced January 4, 2017: 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 [...] by

New Yorker Posts Favorite Poetry Reads of the Year December 23, 2016: As the New Yorker’s Dan Chiasson attests, this year has not been great. Who knows what the grim future holds? “These days, it’s a morning highlight when I find a sweater on the floor [...] by

Poets & Writers Celebrates Ten of This Year’s Poetry Debuts December 15, 2016: For the twelfth year in a row, Poets & Writers spends a moment with new authors in order to ask how they got to where they are today, and where they intend on going. This year’s glimpse at [...] by

A New Generation of Young Men: Andrew McMillan Reads Poets After Orlando September 30, 2016: U.K.-based poet Andrew McMillan reads, and is moved by,U.S. poetry in the wake of Orlando. Citing specific poems by Sam Sax, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Ocean Vuong, Rickey Laurentiis, and Jericho Brown, he [...] by

Two Visual Universes From Copper Canyon August 8, 2016: At the London Magazine, Theophilus Kwek reviews two new collections from Copper Canyon, Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky with Exit Wounds and Richard Siken’s War of the Foxes. “Published [...] by

PoetryNow Returns With Season Two June 28, 2016: Yesterday the Poetry Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network released Tyehimba Jess’s “Sissiereta Jones,” the first episode of the second season of PoetryNow. We’re building off [...] by

Ocean Vuong Interviewed for All Things Considered April 25, 2016: At NPR’s All Things Considered, poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), preserving his Vietnamese culture in the U.S., and more. [...] by

‘Colloquial English was a Destination:’ New Yorker Profiles Ocean Vuong April 11, 2016: Born in Saigon, Ocean Vuong traveled to the United States in 1990; he grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Although originally named Vinh Quoc Vuong, his mother renamed him Ocean when she learned its [...] by

2016 Whiting Award Winners Announced March 24, 2016: Congratulations to LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Layli Long Soldier, Safiya Sinclair, and Ocean Vuong who were honored with a Whiting Award in the poetry category. The Whiting carries a generous $50,000 [...] by

Ocean Vuong Interviewed at Split This Rock February 17, 2016: At Split This Rock, Tanya Olson talks to Ocean Vuong about his debut collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon 2016), citizenship, performing poems, Zen practice, and a bid for poet [...] by