Claremont Graduate University Announces Finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
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by BWW News Desk
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is pleased to announce this year's finalists for the $100,00 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The awards are among the world's richest and most distinguished for books of poetry.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually for a book by a poet who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the pinnacle of his or her career. Finalists for 2013 are:
The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is presented annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise. Finalists for 2013 are:
The panel of final judges were Linda Gregerson, poet, professor of English language and literature at the University of Michigan, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient; David Barber, poet and poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Kate Gale, poet, novelist, and managing editor of Red Hen Press; Ted Genoways, award-winning poet and journalist; Carl Phillips, poet, professor of English and African and Afro-American studies at Washington University in St. Louis, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient.
"We received an impressive range of work this year and we found ourselves with an embarrassment of riches," Gregerson said. "We deeply admire and respect the work of these finalists and we are thrilled and delighted to announce these honors."
Winners will be announced in March and recognized during a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in April.
Timothy Donnelly of Brooklyn, NY, received last year's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for The Cloud Corporation. Katherine Larson, a biologist from Arizona, received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Radial Symmetry.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, now in its 21st year, was established at Claremont Graduate University by Kate Tufts to honor the memory of her husband, who held executive positions in the Los Angeles Shipyards and wrote poetry as his avocation. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award was launched at CGU in 1993.
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world's problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.