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

Congratulations to past contributor Will Schutt (Volume 15, No. 2), who was chosen as the 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.

Poet Will Schutt earned his BA from Oberlin College and his MFA from Hollins University. His poems and translations appear in Agni, FIELD, Harvard ReviewThe Southern Review and elsewhere. He lives with his wife in Wainscott, New York.

Awarded since 1919, the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize celebrates the most prominent new American poets by bringing the work of these artists to the attention of the larger public. Earlier winners of the prize include such talents as Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, and Robert Hass. It is the longest-running poetry prize in the United States.

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