Yale Series of Younger Poets

Q&A with Eryn Green, the 2013 Winner of Yale Series of Younger Poets

Happy National Poetry Month! Check out the new site, Youngerpoets.org!   Yale University Press had the pleasure of interviewing Eryn Green, whose collection, Eruv, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2013; his book is out this month. Here, we discussed about the life of a poet and the relevance of poetry in

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Q&A with Will Schutt, the 2012 Winner of Yale Series of Younger Poets

Happy National Poetry Month! Check out the new site, Youngerpoets.org!   Yale University Press had the pleasure of interviewing Will Schutt, whose collection, Westerly, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2012 and was published last spring. Here, we discussed about writing poetry and the relevance of poetry in today’s modern society.

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Carl Phillips Chooses Ansel Elkins as 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Winner

Yale University Press is pleased to announce a winner in the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The judge, prize-winning and critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, has chosen Ansel Elkins’s manuscript, BLUE YODEL. “Through her arresting use of persona, in particular, Ansel Elkins reminds us of the pivotal role of

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Yale Series of Younger Poets 2014 Competition Now Accepting Submissions!

Calling all American poets under 40! Submissions for the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition are being accepted from now until November 15, 2013. And for the first time, manuscripts can be submitted electronically! The Yale Series of Younger Poets prize is the oldest literary award in the United

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Westerly: “A book of uncommon wisdom”

Since 1919 the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize has helped burgeoning artists find a well-deserved audience for their poetry. Last year’s winner, Will Schutt and his new anthology Westerly, is no exception. Carl Phillips, acclaimed poet and the judge of last year’s prize, writes in the Foreword to Westerly:

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Eryn Green Named 2013 Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets

Carl Phillips Chooses Eryn Green as 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Winner Yale University Press is pleased to announce a winner in the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The judge, prize-winning and critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, has chosen Eryn Green’s manuscript, ERUV. Carl Phillips says that

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Poets Fady Joudah and Katherine Larson at the Houston Public Library, January 12

Prize Poets is a showcase for prominent, nationally acclaimed poets, presented annually, at the start of the year.  For the inaugural event, two recent winners of the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, Fady Joudah and Katherine Larson, will be featured at 2 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at

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Slow Lightning and Eduardo Corral: Yale’s First Latino Younger Poet

The first poem Eduardo C. Corral ever wrote was a response to Beowulf in rhyming couplets. Corral’s high school English teacher, who assigned the poem, thought his response was so good, she read it aloud to her other classes. More than a decade later, Corral’s poetry is winning even higher

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Lest We Forget: Poems, Nature, Food, and Keeping Your Day Job

Sarah Underwood— Reading poetry normally does not make me hungry, but after “Lake of Little Birds,” poet Katherine Larson had me ready for “[s]wordish/ drizzled with virgin oil, rubbed with/ mint and saffron”…and several other dishes. The 2010 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize uses her experience

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World of Letters: The Beginnings of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich is unforgettable. Last month, we announced the winner of the 2012 Younger Poet Series competition, and beginning our celebration of Poetry Month in April, it takes little effort to remember one of YSYP’s best and greatest poets. The world was sad to note her passing last Tuesday, March

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