Tuesday, October 09, 2012

News at Eleven: This year, Jorie Graham became the first American

woman to win one of the major poetry prizes in Britain. As one of the judges which awarded her collection P L A C E £10,000 ($16,130) for this year's Forward Prize for poetry, I know that these two facts--that she is American, and a woman--had little bearing on our decision. P L A C E was, instead, a poetry collection we unanimously agreed needed to be urgently read, by as many people as possible.

from The Daily Beast: Divided by a Common Verse: Jorie Graham Wins the Forward Poetry Prize
then The Telegraph: Forward Prize winner P L A C E by Jorie Graham: review


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