The introduction to the Patricia Good Poetry Prize for Young Writers in the latest issue of The Kenyon Review states that the prize, “now in its tenth year, recognizes an outstanding single poem by a high school sophomore or junior . . . As always, we are grateful to Ms. Grodd for endowing this series, which would not be possible without her generosity. We are also consistently impressed by the initiative and passion of all the young poets who submit their work, and we are thrilled to present the following three commanding and inventive poems to our readers.”
First Prize Winner
Ian Burnette: “Full Blood”
Alicia Lai: “Saung”
Anne Hucks: “Mobile”
In this issue, you can also find new stories by T.C. Boyle, Robert Coover, and Alex Miller; “Captain Robert Bly, Ortega Y Gasset, and the Buddha on the Road” by Mark Gustafson; and more poetry, stories, and essays.