Jillian Weise, author of The Book of Goodbyes (BOA, 2013), was presented with her 2013 James Laughlin Award at the Academy of American Poets' Prizes Ceremony on Friday, October 25. Library Journal calls Weise's new collection "edgy" and "in-your face." Reading from her collection at the ceremony, Weise "slyly delivered ache and anger in poems about breaking up and about overhearing two people mocking her at a cafe." Commenting on the event as a whole, Library Journal says,"As amply proved by the 2013 Academy of American Poets' Prizes Ceremony... contemporary poetry is not the sealed-off playground it's sometimes thought to be but continually bears witness, in ways that are sometimes grand, sometimes intimate, and always stylistically distinctive." Click here to read the entire piece from Library Journal. To order your own copy of The Book of Goodbyes, visit the BOA Bookstore.
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