Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MFA Greensboro Alum Jillian Weise Wins Isabella Gardner Poetry Award

Jillian Weise Wins the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award
Jillian WeiseRochester, NY—Jillian Weise has been awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for her new collection, The Book of Goodbyes. Her book will be published by BOA Editions in fall 2013. This award is given biennially to a poet with a new book of exceptional merit. Manuscripts are solicited and there is no formal submission process for this award.

Poet, actress, and associate editor of Poetry magazine, Isabella Gardner (1915-1981) published five celebrated collections of poetry and was the first recipient of the New York State Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poetry. She championed the work of young and gifted poets, helping many of them find publication. This award carries an honorarium of $1000 and is sponsored by the Gardner Charitable Trust. Poets Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Michael Blumenthal (both former recipients of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award) assisted in judging the award with the final selection being made by BOA Publisher Peter Conners.

Read the full article here: http://www.boaeditions.org/blog/2012/02/jillian-weise-wins-the-isabella-gardner-poetry-award/

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