With the 13th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize just around the corner, BOA is thrilled to announce that esteemed poet David St. John will judge this year's contest. David St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with many of the most significant awards for poets, including fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, both The Rome Fellowship and an Award in Literature from The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award, and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His work has been published in countless literary magazines, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Harper’s, Antaeus, and The New Republic, and has been widely anthologized. He has taught creative writing at Oberlin College and The Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he served as Director of the PhD program in Literature and Creative Writing. David St. John is the author of ten collections of poetry (including Study for the World's Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry), most recently, The Auroras, as well as a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us. He is also co-editor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of the New Poem. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. An annual competition, the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet’s first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions. The winner for the 13th annual prize, chosen by David St. John, will receive A $1,500 Honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in spring 2015, in The A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. A Foreword for the winning book will also be written by David St. John. There’s never been a better to time to get involved with BOA. Keep an eye out for contest updates and results on the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize submissions page, the BOA Blog, and Facebook and Twitter pages.
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