February 7, 2009 |
Matthea Harvey, a Brooklyn, N.Y., resident who teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University. The prize, established in 1992 to honor work by a mid-career poet, was given for her book "Modern Life." Matthew Dickman, a Portland, Ore., writer, was selected by the Claremont judges to receive the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his book "All-American Poem." Harvey's other books are "Sad Little Breathing Machine" (2004)
February 14, 2007 |
Rodney Jones, a professor of English at Southern Illinois University, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University. Jones was honored for his book "Salvation Blues," published by Houghton Mifflin last year. Claremont selected Seattle-based Eric McHenry, author of "Potscrubber Lullabies," for the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The awards will be presented April 24 in a ceremony at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall in L.A. that is open to the public.
April 21, 1999
Poet B.H. Fairchild has won the seventh annual Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University, officials announced Tuesday. Fairchild, a professor of English at Cal State San Bernardino, was selected in the national competition for his book "The Art of the Lathe" (Alice James Books, 1998). The $50,000 prize, the nation's largest honoring a single work, is designed to aid a poet who is beyond the beginning of his career but not yet at the pinnacle.
April 9, 1996 |
It's a typical night at the Digges digs in Amherst, Mass. Head-of-household Deborah is cleaning out a room in the basement with the aid of one son, two dogs and nine indoor cats. She's already worked a full day (commuting from Boston where she holds two teaching jobs), written verse, prepared meals and lugged loads of junk up the stairs. It is 10:40 p.m. Is she tired? A mere "no" would be insufficient. The woman sounds jubilant, exhilarated, ecstatic.
April 10, 1995 |
It was a typical week for news and national events: financial scandals, Republicans frolicking with live elephants on the Capitol steps, a maybe-no-but-ultimately- yes baseball season and oh, yes, that trial. Not exactly the stuff of gentle rhyme; hardly the makings of contemplative verse. Unless, like Thomas Lux, you heed these happenings as further evidence of the urgency of the poet's mission.
November 9, 1992
What will become the largest single poetry prize in the United States will be given for the first time at the Claremont Graduate School in April. Kate Tufts of Los Angeles has donated $1.25 million to endow the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which honors her late husband, poet and writer Kingsley Tufts. The couple had been married 58 years when Tufts died in 1991.