Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is pleased to announce this year's finalists for the $100,00 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The awards are among the world's richest and most distinguished for books of poetry.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually for a book by a poet who is past the very beginning but has not yet reached the pinnacle of his or her career. Finalists for 2013 are:
The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is presented annually for a first book by a poet of genuine promise. Finalists for 2013 are:
The panel of final judges were Linda Gregerson, poet, professor of English language and literature at the University of Michigan, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient; David Barber, poet and poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Kate Gale, poet, novelist, and managing editor of Red Hen Press; Ted Genoways, award-winning poet and journalist; Carl Phillips, poet, professor of English and African and Afro-American studies at Washington University in St. Louis, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient.
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