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Poetry Foundation Awards Eight Poets

The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine have awarded eight poets for their contributions to the magazine over the past year.

Dean Young has won the Levinson prize, a $500 award, for his poems “Handy Guide,” “Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God,” “Dear Bob,” “Spring Reign,” and “Peach Farm.” Linda Kunhardt took the Bess Hokin prize, a $1,000 award for her works “Indian Winter,” “Road Work,” “Clifton Webb,” “The Jingle,” and “More Juice Please.” Ange Mlinko won the $500 Frederick Bock prize for her poem “Cantata for Lynette Roberts.”

Eduardo Corral won the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood prize, a $5,000 award, for his poems “To the Angelbeast,” “To Robert Hayden,” and “In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes.” Peter Cole won the John Frederick Nims memorial prize for translation, a $500 prize, for his translation portfolio “The Poetry of Kabbalah.” Devin Johnston won the Friends of Literature prize in the amount of $500, for his poems “New Song,” and “A Close Shave.”

Mary Ruefle won the $1,000 editor’s prize for feature article for her essays “On Fear” and “I Remember, I Remember.” Adam Kirsch won the editor’s prize for reviewing, a $1,000 award, for his review of “The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 1 and 2.”

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