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National Book Award-winning Mary Szybist will judge 14th Poulin Prize

Mary Szybist by Joni Kabana With the 14th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize just around the corner, we are thrilled to announce that National Book Award-winning poet Mary Szybist will judge this year’s contest. Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Her first collection of poetry, Granted, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the 2004 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Szybist teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. 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 14th annual prize, to be announced in the spring of 2015, will receive a $1,500 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in spring 2016, within The A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. A foreword for the winning book will also be written by Mary Szybist. 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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