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Yale Series of Younger Poets 2014 Competition Now Accepting Submissions!

Calling all American poets under 40! Submissions for the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition are being accepted from now until November 15, 2013. And for the first time, manuscripts can be submitted electronically! The Yale Series of Younger Poets prize is the oldest literary award in the United States and champions the most […]

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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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Yale University Press

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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The Art of Robert Frost

The Art of Robert Frost

Robert Frost holds a coveted position in the category of Poets that (Almost) Everyone Knows. Many first recited “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” in grade school. Its use of chain rhyme and simple imagery provide a nice introduction to poetry, even for the youngest readers. And really, no one is morally opposed to […]

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Poetry of Kabbalah

Lost Without Translation: Peter Cole on The Poetry of Kabbalah

The latest Margellos World Republic of Letters interview features acclaimed poet and translator Peter Cole on The Poetry of Kabbalah, the first English-language collection of poems from the Kabbalistic tradition. In the excerpt below, Cole discusses the history, culture, language, and identities that have shaped over a millennium of tradition in Jewish mystical verse, and of course, […]

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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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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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