2015 Poetry Magazine Prizes Announced
Poetry magazine awards eight annual prizes for the best work published in Poetry during the past 12 months.
THE LEVINSON PRIZE $500 awarded to Rae Armantrout for her poems “The Difficulty,” “The Ether,” “Followers,” and “Taking Place” from the January 2015 issue.
THE BESS HOKIN PRIZE $1,000 awarded to Terrance Hayes for “How to Draw a Perfect Circle,” published in the December 2014 issue.
THE FREDERICK BOCK PRIZE $500 awarded to Tarfia Faizullah for “100 Bells” in the January 2015 issue.
THE J. HOWARD AND BARBARA M.J. WOOD PRIZE $5,000 awarded to Jillian Weise for her poems “Future Biometrics” and “Biohack Manifesto” in the March 2015 issue.
THE JOHN FREDERICK NIMS MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION $500 awarded to Ming Di and Jennifer Stern for their translations of Liu Xia’s poems “Empty Chairs” and “Transformed Creatures” in the November 2014 issue.
THE FRIENDS OF LITERATURE PRIZE $500 awarded to Amy Newman for her poem “Howl” in the July/August 2015 issue.
THE EDITORS PRIZE FOR FEATURE ARTICLE $1,000 awarded to Jenny Zhang for her essay “How It Feels” in the July/August 2015 issue.
THE EDITORS PRIZE FOR REVIEWING $1,000 awarded to Maya Catherine Popa for “Forever Writing from Ireland,” her review of The Architect’s Dream of Winter by Billy Ramsell, This Is Yarrow by Tara Bergin, Scapegoat by Alan Gillis, and Clasp by Doireann Ní Ghríofa in the September 2015 issue.
The prizes are organized and administered by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, publisher of Poetry magazine. Read these winning entries and browse all past issues of Poetry magazine since 1912 online.