"We received an impressive range of work this year and we found ourselves with an embarrassment of riches," Gregerson said. "We deeply admire and respect the work of these finalists and we are thrilled and delighted to announce these honors."
Winners will be announced in March and recognized during a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in April.
Timothy Donnelly of Brooklyn, NY, received last year's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for The Cloud Corporation. Katherine Larson, a biologist from Arizona, received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for Radial Symmetry.
The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, now in its 21st year, was established at Claremont Graduate University by Kate Tufts to honor the memory of her husband, who held executive positions in the Los Angeles Shipyards and wrote poetry as his avocation. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award was launched at CGU in 1993.
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the world's problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.