Doctoral Student Gregory Pardlo (English) Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Digest by doctoral student Gregory Pardlo (English) has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

[Read the New York Times feature article.]

The judges cited Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas, and histories public and private.”

Pardlo’s first book, Totem, received the American Poetry Review/ Honickman Prize in 2007. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Ploughshares, and Tin House, as well as in anthologies including Angles of Ascent, the Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, and two editions of Best American Poetry.

He is also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a fellowship for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts.

An associate editor of Callaloo, Pardlo is currently a teaching fellow in Undergraduate Writing at Columbia University.

Submitted on: APR 21, 2015

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