recent announcements

Mar 23 2016

We’re happy to announce that Mai Der Vang is the recipient of the 2016 Walt Whitman Award for her manuscript, Afterland. In her citation, judge Carolyn Forché writes, “Afterland has haunted me. I keep returning to read these poems aloud, hearing in them a language at once atavistic, contemporary, and profoundly spiritual.” Afterland will be published by Graywolf Press in April 2017 and distributed to members of the Academy of American Poets.

Jan 12 2016

Brenda Hillman has been named our newest Chancellor, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H.