[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="author photo courtesy of doriannelaux.com"][/caption] It's official! This year's A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize will be judged by Dorianne Laux, BOA poet and author of five widely-circulated collections. Over the course of her literary career, Laux has received two Best American Poetry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two Fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been selected for a variety of anthologies including the Best of APR, the Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and the Best of the Net, and has been translated into nine languages. Laux has also been teaching poetry since 1990, and continues to do so in the MFA program at North Carolina State University. It is truly an honor to have this year's contest judged by an author so esteemed in the world of literature. The winner, chosen by Laux, will receive A $1,500 Honorarium, paid in March 2013, and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in March 2014, in The A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. We're sure that Laux's decision will reaffirm BOA's tradition of bringing innovative, powerful poetry to the public. There's never been a better to time to get involved with BOA! Be sure to keep an eye out for contest updates and results! Major Works by Dorianne Laux The Book of Men (W.W. Norton, 2011) Facts about the Moon (W.W. Norton, 2007) Smoke (BOA Editions, 2000) What We Carry (BOA Editions, 1994) Awake (soon to be re-issued from Carnegie Mellon Press) For more about the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, click here! To learn more about Dorianne Laux, including author information, updates, and upcoming appearances, please visit her official website. Laux will also be a featured poet at this year's Dine & Rhyme, one of the most anticipated BOA events of the year, on September 23. Mark your calendars now!
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