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Westerly

Westerly: “A book of uncommon wisdom”

Since 1919 the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize has helped burgeoning artists find a well-deserved audience for their poetry. Last year’s winner, Will Schutt and his new anthology Westerly, is no exception. Carl Phillips, acclaimed poet and the judge of last year’s prize, writes in the Foreword to Westerly: Will Schutt’s Westerly takes on […]

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Eryn Green Named 2013 Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets

Carl Phillips Chooses Eryn Green as 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Winner Yale University Press is pleased to announce a winner in the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The judge, prize-winning and critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, has chosen Eryn Green’s manuscript, ERUV. Carl Phillips says that ERUV “reminds us how essential […]

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Poets Fady Joudah and Katherine Larson at the Houston Public Library, January 12

Prize Poets is a showcase for prominent, nationally acclaimed poets, presented annually, at the start of the year.  For the inaugural event, two recent winners of the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, Fady Joudah and Katherine Larson, will be featured at 2 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Houston Public Library Central […]

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Slow Lightning

Slow Lightning and Eduardo Corral: Yale’s First Latino Younger Poet

The first poem Eduardo C. Corral ever wrote was a response to Beowulf in rhyming couplets. Corral’s high school English teacher, who assigned the poem, thought his response was so good, she read it aloud to her other classes. More than a decade later, Corral’s poetry is winning even higher praise. In the last twelve […]

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Radial Symmetry

Lest We Forget: Poems, Nature, Food, and Keeping Your Day Job

Sarah Underwood— Reading poetry normally does not make me hungry, but after “Lake of Little Birds,” poet Katherine Larson had me ready for “[s]wordish/ drizzled with virgin oil, rubbed with/ mint and saffron”…and several other dishes. The 2010 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize uses her experience as a biologist to compose […]

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April Theme: Poetry & Architecture

For a university press like Yale, there can be no cultural celebration more noteworthy than the one that takes place in April; for a university press like Yale, there are unquestionably two month-long observances that have a special place for us each spring. Since 1996, Americans have celebrated National Poetry Month. each April, and now, […]

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Adrienne Rich

World of Letters: The Beginnings of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich is unforgettable. Last month, we announced the winner of the 2012 Younger Poet Series competition, and beginning our celebration of Poetry Month in April, it takes little effort to remember one of YSYP’s best and greatest poets. The world was sad to note her passing last Tuesday, March 27, but the language of […]

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Will Schutt

Will Schutt Named 2012 Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets

Yale University Press is pleased to announce a winner in the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The judge, prize-winning and critically acclaimed poet Carl Phillips, has chosen Will Schutt’s manuscript, Westerly. Yale University Press will publish Schutt’s book in April 2013. The manuscript is Phillips’s second selection as judge. His first selection, Eduardo […]

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Louise Glück’s Yale Younger Poets

Earlier this month, we announced the publication of Katherine Larson’s Radial Symmetry, the newest book from the Yale Series of Younger Poets and the last from contest judge, Louise Glück, who presided from 2003 – 2010. We at YUP would like to thank her for her years of hard work, vision, insight, and of course, […]

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Our Newest Younger Poets Book: Katherine Larson’s Radial Symmetry

For our joint celebration of National Poetry and Architecture Months, the latest book from the Yale Series of Younger Poets merges words and vision, Radial Symmetry, by Katherine Larson. In her last year as judge of the competition, Louise Glück writes in her Foreword: “It occurred to me that most poets who are, like Katherine […]

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