The T. S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America are pleased to announce the three finalists for the inaugural #FourQuartetsPrize, which is to be awarded to a unified and complete sequence of poems published in America in a print or online journal, chapbook, or book in 2016 and/or 2017. The judges, Linda Gregerson, Ishion Hutchinson, and Jana Prikryl, have selected:
Geoffrey G. O'Brien for "Experience in Groups" from Experience in Groups (Wave Books)
Kathleen Peirce for Vault: a poem (New Michigan Press)
Danez Smith for "summer, somewhere" from Don't Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press)
The prize is to be presented by the T.S. Eliot Foundation in partnership with the Poetry Society of America and is launching in the 75th anniversary year of the original publication of Four Quartets in a single volume, in America, in 1943. The Four Quartets Prize is first and foremost a celebration of the multi-part poem, which includes entire volumes composed of a unified sequence as well as novels in verse and book-length verse narratives. The winner will be announced at a private luncheon on April 13 at the National Arts Club.
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